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DNP Capstone Projects

SKU# 9780826130259

Exemplars of Excellence in Practice


  • Barbara A. Anderson CNM, DrPH, MPH, MS, RN. FACNM, FAAN
  • Joyce M. Knestrick PhD, CRNP, FAANP
  • Rebeca Barroso DNP, CNM
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This unique book not only explains the introduction of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) role but also bridges the DNP essentials with the evidence-based practice framework. It includes wonderful examples of exciting scholarship, but also illustrates how the evidence is then translated into clinical practice...This is a wonderful resource for students completing a DNP degree. It is an excellent book for expanding the understanding of the capstone project and the importance of dissemination of nursing knowledge to improve patient care and outcomes. Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars!
Kathleen Woodruff
Doody's Medical Reviews

With a unique focus on exemplary, completed DNP capstone projects, this book delivers key information on designing, constructing, and completing a high quality capstone project. It demonstrates the impact that a well-conceived capstone project can have on facilitating change and addresses all program, administrative, policy, and clinical issues that DNP students may encounter during the capstone process. The book examines a variety of capstone projects from across the U.S.--quality improvement projects, strategic plans, advocacy, clinical case narratives, and other innovations--that demonstrate efficacy in clinical nursing practice outcomes and positive impact upon the health care environment.

The book analyzes the components of these exemplary capstones to demonstrate how each has provided leadership for change in practice, promoted interdisciplinary collaboration, contributed to advocacy and policy change, and enhanced quality improvement in health care systems.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on a wide range of exemplary, completed DNP capstone projects
  • Provides a roadmap for excellence in creating capstone projects
  • Analyzes components of capstones that have effected positive change
  • Includes strategies for implementing evidence-based practices for nurses and other health care providers
  • Highlights DNP leadership and resulting positive changes in clinical practice

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 22, 2014
  • Page Count 206
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826130259
  • EISBN 9780826130266

Table of Contents 

Preface……………………………..Barbara Anderson, Joyce Knestrick, Rebeca Barosso

Foreword…………………………. Bernardette Melnyk

Unit I The DNP degree and Clinical Scholarship

Ch 1 The emergence and impact of the DNP degree on clinical practice

Bobbie Berkowitz

Ch 2 The process of designing exemplary capstones

Bernardette Melnyk, Lynn Gallagher Ford, Pamela Lusk

Ch 3 Promoting capstone excellence in BSN-DNP programs- Judy Kauffman

Unit II Exemplars: Excellence in Practice

Ch 4 NEW Exemplar for DNP Essential #1 Scientific Underpinnings of Practice-The Prevalence and

magnitude of burnout among nurse-midwives-Barroso

Ch 5 Exemplar of DNP essential # 2 Systems Analysis- Title of chapter TBD Carol Patton

Ch 6 Exemplar of DNP Essential #3 Evidence-based Practice-Promoting compassion fatigue resiliency among emergency department nurses - Kathleen Flarity DNP, PhD, CEN, CFRN, FAEN; Elizabeth Holcomb PhD, APRN, FNP-C; J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, CAC

Ch 7 DNP Exemplar of DNP Essential #4 Information Systems : A Data Collection Tool for Use in a Micro-costing Analysis of a Freestanding Birth Center- Linda Cole, L., Xu Xiao, Kathryn

Ch 8 Exemplar of DNP Essential #4 Patient care technology Clinically-focused nursing education Tia Andrighetti and Joyce Knestrick

Ch 9 Exemplar of DNP Essential # 5 Advocacy in health care Title TBD Gigi Whaley-Pryor DNP, FNP

Ch 10 Exemplar of DNP Essential # 6 Population health outcomes –Enhanced wills in prevention of neonatal hypothermia in a conflict zone in Uganda -Elizabeth Whitworth

Ch 11 Exemplar of DNP Essential #7 Clinical Prevention -Hypertension Group Healthcare Visits Heather Shlosser and Edie Devers Barbero

Ch 12 Exemplar of DNP Essential #8 Advanced Practice Nursing The clinical case narrative -Jan Smolowitz and Judy Honig

Unit III Integrating DNP Exemplars into the Learning Environment

Ch 13 Integrating DNP capstone exemplars into transdisciplinary education

Barbara Anderson, Joyce Knestrick, Rebeca Barroso

Ch 14 Fostering capstone dissemination from academia to practice

David O’Dell

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