A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project

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A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project

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Author: Marilyn Smith-Stoner PhD, MSN, RN

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A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project provides an effective, proven blueprint that enables students to disseminate their DNP projects. This book describes the process of disseminating the final written assignment, as recommended by the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for graduation from a DNP program. For all DNP graduates looking to make a positive impact on health care today, dissemination of knowledge and research is imperative to initiate quality improvement effectively. By sharing these projects, DNPs can improve health care.

This book provides step-by-step instruction for all methods of dissemination, from print to digital media. The text provides detailed instructions for each type of dissemination and highlights specific resources and their benefits and drawbacks. It includes explanations of how to use social media, web-based platforms, and alternative artistic means. A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project contains a unique set of resources for the DNP graduate.


  • Checklists that illustrate the process of transforming a project to a manuscript or other presentation
  • User-friendly graphics and diagrams that summarize content
  • An Appendix with over 50 links to online resources for dissemination
  • A comprehensive Faculty Guide

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 26, 2018
  • Page Count 242
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826133168
  • EISBN 9780826133175

Table of Contents 



Unit I: Planning Your Dissemination Strategy

1. Why Take the Time to Disseminate Your Work?

2. Clarifying Research-Focused or Practice-Focused Scholarship

3. Choosing Your Method of Sharing Your Project

4. Determining the Unique Contribution to Health Care

5. Setting Up the Project

6. Group Dissemination Projects

Unit II: Introducing Types of Dissemination Methods

7. Print: Publication in a Professional Journal

8. Print: Publication in Lay Magazines, Newsletters, or Other Sources

9. Digital Media: Websites, eBooks, Podcasts, and Video

10. Multimedia: Give Television and Radio Interviews Like an Expert

11. Creative Presentations, Art, and Other Performances

Unit III: Disseminating Work via Print Methods

12. Creating a Support Team to Help You

13. Alternative Forms for Disseminating Your Project

14. Internal Publications: Handbooks, Policy and Procedure Manuals, Patient Education Material

15. Dissemination Through Professional Print Publications

16. Speaking to Editors, Webmasters, and Practice Committees

17. Initial Submission of Work

18. Rejection and Revisions

19. Acceptance and Follow-Up

Unit IV: Disseminating Work via Oral Presentation Methods

20. Podium Presentation to Professionals: Conferences, Posters

21. Presentations to Lay/Community Audiences

22. Multimedia: Videos, Photographs, and Online Repositories

23. Blogs

Unit V: Disseminating Work via Art and Performance Methods

24. Using Your Talents and Interests to Do Something Innovative

25. Disseminating an Artful Scholarly Project

Unit VI: This Is the Beginning

26. The First Dissemination of Your Work Is the Hardest

27. Your Nursing Career and Continually Building on the First Step

28. Career Planning: Using the Work to Further Your Career

Appendix A. Case Study: Cindy Fike, DNP

Appendix B. SHARED Model Template