Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice

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Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice

SKU# 9780826105561

Author: H. Michael Dreher PhD, RN, FAAN, Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN


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2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Advanced Practice Nursing!

This is a unique book that will be valuable to both graduate students and professional advanced practice nurses. Since the role of the DNP graduate is evolving, this is an important contribution to the field. It focuses on the developing discussion of practice and graduate degrees in the field of nursing and provides up-to-date information about the evolving and expanding roles of DNP graduate nurses." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews (2013)

This outstanding and thought provoking book...provides the knowledge to not only understand the issues and role related challenges of doctoral advanced nursing practice but the inspiration to embrace the role and become a transformer of healthcare...the use of reflective responses throughout the chapters by national DNP scholars, practitioners, and experts is a gift to the field."

--From the Foreword by Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN
Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor
Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation

Functioning as both a graduate and professional textbook, Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice explores the historical and evolving role of the new doctoral advanced practice registered nurse.

This innovative text presents a distinctive two-part chapter organization that provides content followed by one or more Reflective Responses, which consist of commentaries that may counter or support the opinions of each chapter author. Written by well-known DNP leaders representing the diverse roles and experience of academics, administrators, and practitioners from different DNP programs, these Reflective Responses initiate thought-provoking classroom discussion. This stimulating and provocative text presents issues germane to DNP education, core competencies, and unfolding role development. It is an essential resource in DNP role development courses and courses covering contemporary DNP degree issues.

Key Features:

  • Provides background information on the evolution of the DNP degree, essential content on role theory, and what nursing "roles" are and how they are evolving
  • Discusses how master's versus doctoral-level advanced nursing practice roles differ
  • Focuses on the basic roles of the DNP graduate that currently predominate: practitioner, clinical executive, educator, clinical scientist, and the role of the clinical scholar
  • Highlights how the DNP can use his or her new competencies to function at a higher level
  • Covers the diverse skills that comprise the doctoral APRN and doctoral APN role, including leadership content, negotiation skills, leveraging technology to support doctoral advanced level practice, and more

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 15, 2010
  • Page Count 512
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826105561
  • EISBN 9780826105578

Table of Contents 


H. Michael Dreher and Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow

1. The Historical and Political Path of Doctoral Nursing Education to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
H. Michael Dreher

2. Role Theory and the Evolution of Professional Roles in Nursing
H. Michael Dreher and Jeannine Uribe

3. The Evolution of Advanced Practice Nursing Roles
Marcia R. Gardner, Bobbie Posmontier, and Michael E. Conti

4. How Doctoral-Level Advanced Practice Roles Differ From Masters-Level Advanced Practice Nursing Roles
Kym A. Montgomery and Sharon Byrne


5. The Role of the Practitioner
Sandra Bellini and Regina M. Cusson

6. The Role of the Clinical Executive
Tukea L. Talbert and Robin Donohoe Dennison

7. The Role of the Educator
Ruth Wittmann-Price, Roberta Waite, and Debra L. Woda

8. The Role of the Clinical Scientist
H. Michael Dreher, Sandra N. Jones, and Cynthia Gifford-Hollingsworth

9. The Clinical Scholar Role in Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice
Elizabeth W. Gonzalez and M. Christina R. Esperat


10. Role Strain in the Doctorally Prepared Advanced Practice Nurse: The Experiences of Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduates in their Current Professional Positions
Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow and Rick Zoucha

11. Career Development Strategies to Support Nurses Engaged in Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice: Understanding Trends and Mining Opportunities
Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow and Gloria F. Donnelly

12. Leadership and the DNP-Educated Nurse Executive: Revisiting the AACN's Eight Essential Competencies Albert Rundio and Linda D. Scott

13. Executive Coaching to Support Doctoral Role Transitions and Promote Leadership Consciousness
Beth Weinstock and Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow

14. Leveraging Technology to Support Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice
Frances H. Cornelius, Gary M. Childs, and Linda Wilson

15. Negotiation Skills for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice
Vicki D. Lachman and Cheryl M. Vermey

16. Seeking Lifelong Mentorship and Menteeship in the Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice Role
Roberta Waite and Deena Nardi

17. Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Collaboration: Essential for the Doctoral Advanced Practice Nurse
Julie Cowan Novak

18. A New Level of Advocacy for Nurses in the Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice Role
Louise S. Ward

19. The Doctor of Nursing Practice Graduate and the Use of the Title "Doctor"
Scott Oldfield

20. Enhancing the Doctoral Advanced Practice Nursing Role with Reflective Practice
Graham Stew

21. Enhancing a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree with a Mandatory Study-Abroad Program
H. Michael Dreher, Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, Vicki D. Lachman, Scott Oldfield, and Cynthia Gifford-Hollingsworth

22. The New DNP Certification Exam: Yes? No? You Decide
Bobbie Posmontier

23. Advising Doctor of Nursing Practice "Clinicians" How Their Role Will Evolve with a Practice Doctorate: Perspectives from a 30-Year Nurse Practitioner
Joan Rosen Bloch

24. Today, Tomorrow, and in the Future: What Roles are Next for Nurses Engaged in Doctoral Advance Nursing Practice?
H. Michael Dreher and Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow