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DNP Education, Practice, and Policy

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DNP Education, Practice, and Policy

SKU# 9780826108159

Redesigning Advanced Practice Roles for the 21st Century


  • Stephanie Ahmed DNP, FNP-BC, DPNAP
  • Linda Andrist PhD, RN, WHNP
  • Sheila Davis DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN
  • Valerie Fuller PhD, DNP, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP
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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!

This is an excellent book for both students and current DNPs. The primary areas it addresses--leadership, healthcare policy, and information technology---are essential for the advanced practice nurse to function as a change agent in today's healthcare environment. The book challenges DNPs to engage in clinical practice to the full scope of their capabilities."--Score: 100, 5 Stars. Doody's Medical Reviews

This is the only professional issues-oriented Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) text to fully integrate all eight American Association of Colleges of Nursing DNP competencies into one volume. It defines practice scholarship for the DNP role and facilitates the sound development of key leadership skills that enable DNP graduates to effectively influence politics and health care policy in order to improve patient and population health care outcomes.

The text focuses on the educational requirements of DNPs engaged in the arenas of leadership, health care policy, and information technology. It covers the growth and development of the DNP role, particularly in the context of contemporary health care challenges. With a focus on the Capstone Project, the text addresses the relationship of the DNP role to ongoing scholarship. It covers three important essentials of the DNP curriculumóevidence-based practice, health information technology, and outcomes measurementóand how they can be used to transform health care in the 21st century. The text's challenging and thought-provoking content is of particular value not only to students, but also to professors who will welcome the clarity it offers to the highly complex DNP curriculum.

Key Features:

  • Simplifies the highly complex DNP curriculum and integrates DNP core competencies throughout
  • Demonstrates the application of core competencies to practice and aggregate care
  • Provides a well-organized supplement to all courses across the DNP curriculum
  • Uses exemplars of students and practicing DNPs to illustrate effective implementation
  • Offers concrete guidance for achieving a thorough understanding of how DNP graduates utilize core competencies

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 11, 2012
  • Page Count 296
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826108159
  • EISBN 9780826108166

Table of Contents 

Section I Through the Looking Glass: The Growth and Development of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Role

Ch 1 APRN Role Development and Transformative Change in Education for the APRN: MSN-DNP

Ch 2 Could the DNP be the "Future" in the Future of Nursing (2011) Report?

Section II Scholarship and the DNP

Ch 3 The Formation of Clinical Scholars: The Generation of Nursing Knowledge from Practice

Ch 4 Capstone Project: Development, Implementation, Evaluation, and Dissemination

Ch 5 Determining the type of Capstone

Ch 6 The DNP Student Experience

Section III Application of the Essentials to APRN Role Development

Ch 7 Advance Practice: Role Development Process: Defining roles

Ch 8 DNP Roles

Ch 9 Developing Leadership Skill Set for the APN

Ch 10 Developing Leadership Skill Set for the Executive Nurse Leader

Section IV The Scholarship of Practice

Ch 11 Evidence Based Practice: The Scholarship behind the Practice

Ch 12 Evidence Based Practice: The Scholarship behind Organizations and Systems

Ch 13 Health Information Technology and the Transformation of Health Care in the 21st Century

Ch 14 Outcomes

Section V Policy, Politics and the DNP

Ch 15 Legislative, Political and Economic Influences and National Policy Change

Ch 16 Developing an Agenda for Local and National Policy Change

Ch 17 The DNP Professional Community: National Nursing Service Organizations and the DNP Role

Ch 18 Developing an Agenda for Influencing Global Health

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