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Scholarly Inquiry and the DNP Capstone

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Scholarly Inquiry and the DNP Capstone

SKU# 9780826193872

Author: Cheryl Holly EdD, RN, ANEF, FNAP

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This wonderful and informative resource provides a definitive base of information for those engaged in clinical inquiry. It not only presents the information in a systematic format, it also provides specific examples of projects that have been completed by advanced practice nurses." Score: 100, 5 Stars.óDoody's Medical Reviews

Advanced nursing practitioners who conduct practice-based studies will welcome this innovative text designed specifically to meet their clinical inquiry and research needs. It is the only book to address the complexities of inquiry from a practice /project, rather than research, perspective. The text builds on research concepts learned in the undergraduate and beginning levels of graduate study that, combined with the vast amount of knowledge and experience gained by the APN student, facilitate movement to the next level of understanding how clinical research differs from traditional quantitative research. The book fosters the development of such skills as finding, reading, critiquing, and translating research for use in evidenced-based practice within the health care system, with a specific population, or for policy development.

The foundation of the text is the Scholarship of Integration and Application, one of the core competencies of DNP education. Content is clearly organized to build from simple to greater complexity of information and each chapter features learning objectives, learning activities, review questions, and recommendations for additional reading.

Key Features:

  • Provides a practice guide for clinical inquiry and research used to demonstrate practice outcomes
  • Written by a senior faculty highly experienced in teaching the clinical inquiry course
  • Illustrates the application of 'Scholarship of Integration and Application' core competency
  • Presents content systematically from simple to complex
  • Clearly written and useful as a guide for DNP student program/project design and evaluation

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 05, 2013
  • Page Count 204
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826193872
  • EISBN 9780826193889

Table of Contents 

Section I. Foundations of Practice Inquiry

Chapter 1. The nature of practice

Chapter 2. Components of practice inquiry

Dynamic evidence

Professional judgment

The importance of context

Theory and practice

Section II. Steps in the Process of Practice Inquiry

Chapter 3. Developing practice based questions for inquiry

Chapter 4. Fitting the practice question to a research design

Section III . Methods of Practice Inquiry

Chapter 5. Action Research

Chapter 6. Case Study

Chapter 7. Community Based research

Chapter 8. Interventional research

Chapter 9. Systematic Review

Chapter 10. Integrative Review

Section IV. Using the results of Practice Inquiry

Chapter 11. Knowledge Translation

Chapter 12. Program Evaluation

Chapter 13. Performance Improvement

Chapter 14. Clinical Guideline Development

Chapter 15. Policy making