Chapter 1, “Overview of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree,” pages 3–34.
Use the Internet to review and save the following from the AACN Web site:
“DNP Fact Sheet.”
“DNP Roadmap Task Force Report.”
“The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.”
P. A. Martin’s 2006 AACN teleconference presentation “Reviewing the AACN Baccalaureate Essentials: A Journey of Transformation.”
In this discussion, reflect on the history and development of the doctorate of nursing practice (DNP). Also, refer to the Doctor of Nursing Practicetext reading and the AACN’s “The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice” to address the following:
Compare and contrast the inquiry processes of the DNP and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing.
As you develop your post, consider these questions based on your readings this week:
What do you see as the major impetus for the DNP degree?
How does this degree differ from the PhD?
How will you apply the DNP degree in practice?
Who are the key stakeholders and how did they add credence and credibility to the DNP?
Remember to follow APA guidelines for citing and referencing your sources.
Respond to two learners. Suggest ways the DNP might add to their skills and knowledge, and suggest ways their nursing practice will change as a result of this degree.
Role of the DNP in Health Care Delivery
Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
Capella Graduate Online Writing Center – APA Style and Formatting.
Choose one item from the following list and discuss how the DNP role can make a unique contribution to the topic. Integrate the DNP essentials into your response. Consider an area in your current role and practice that you might want to look at for your scholarly inquiry question. Your work on this unit will help you begin to formulate your clinical question.