This core text for the DNP curriculum explores the historical and evolving advanced practice doctoral role as envisioned by leading DNP scholars and educators. Its distinctive point-counterpoint format—consisting of commentaries that dispute or support the opinions of chapter authors--provides a foundation of varying opinions that stimulate vigorous critical dialogue. The second edition has been revised to examine the latest developments in the ongoing evolution of doctoral-level roles along with the specific skills that advance these roles. With six completely new chapters, the second edition provides essential content on role theory, examines the meaning of nursing roles, and addresses their continued evolution in a variety of arenas.
Written for DNP and PhD nursing programs, this text, based on a unique team-taught philosophy of science nursing courses, distills challenging content and delivers it in clear, highly accessible language for professors untrained in philosophy and their students. Authored by a nurse researcher/philosopher team who developed and taught this course for more than 7 years, the book provides a unique, integrated viewpoint that avoids esoteric and overly theoretical discussions and facilitates a clear connection between the philosophy of science and nursing science and practice. This second edition offers enhanced clarity and encompasses updates in philosophy of science interpretation, nursing practice and science, and a still-emerging practice epistemology. It is distinguished by its increased emphasis on DNP investigation that relies on a fundamental relationship with evidence-based practice, as well as the informational needs of the PhD student and the type of research the PhD graduate is expected to produce. The bulk of the text focuses on basic principles and concepts of the philosophy of science in regard to the education of both DNP and PhD nursing students. The book discusses the concept of nursing as a “practice discipline” within historical and sociological contexts, and addresses the importance of philosophy of science knowledge within a practice discipline. It examines the controversial question of how much philosophy of science a doctoral student actually needs. The text concludes with a brief introduction to nursing science knowledge content that is an essential “bridge” to the philosophy of science content and serves as a “next step” toward building a nursing epistemology. New to the Second Edition: Revised to enhance clarity of information Reflects contemporary trends in doctoral nursing education Updated Questions for Reflection offer scholarly discourse New appendix offers a sample semester-based syllabus based on the second edition Key Features: Provides concise, accessible information that makes clear connections to practical applications Written jointly by a philosopher and a nurse scholar who co-teach the course Facilitates student ability to see the real connection between philosophy and practice Increased focused content on how philosophy of science content is essential to understand evidence-based and practice-based evidence
Functioning as both a graduate textbook and a professional resource, Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice explores the historical and evolving role of the doctorally-prepared Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Because the role of the DNP graduate is evolving, the primary authors and contributing authors of this text present positions and reflective responses that represent a diverse range of current views on the DNP role and the diverse 'ideals' of what the role of the doctorally-prepared APRN should be. This is also the first text to market that exclusively examines the evolving and expanding role functions of the DNP graduate. Too often, nursing texts offer the sole view of the author. This one uniquely does not. The highlight of this text is the two-part chapter organization that presents the chapter content followed by a Reflective Response, which is commentary that may counter or support the opinions of the chapter author. Each Reflective Response is written by well-known DNP leaders representing the diverse roles and experience of academics, administrators and practitioners. This innovative chapter presentation is bound to provide for more stimulating classroom discussion. This work is stimulating and possibly provocative, but in the end is a well-rounded, landmark presentation of a wide range of topics surrounding education of the DNP, the core competencies and the unfolding DNP role development. It is a 'must have' text for use in all DNP role development courses and courses covering contemporary DNP degree issues! Each of the textbook's sections thoroughly covers important aspects of role development: Section I: provides background information on the evolution of the DNP degree; essential content on role theory; what nursing "roles" are and how they evolved; and a discussion of how masters versus doctoral level advanced nursing practices differ Section II: focuses on the four basic roles of the DNP graduate which currently predominate: practitioner, clinical executive, educator, and clinical trials research scientist, as well as the role of the clinical scholar which each graduate is expected to be Section III: covers the diverse skills that comprise the doctoral APRN role; including leadership content, negotiation skills, and leveraging technology to support doctoral advanced level practice; debate over the DNP Exam; discussion of DNP grads using the title "Dr"; and how the doctoral APRN can use their new competencies to function at a higher level
The second edition of the current leading nursing text in curriculum development and evaluation continues to serve nurse educators in academic settings as well as in the practice arena. It is a practical guide for developing, revising, and evaluating nursing curricula and educational programs, complete with case studies and details on conducting a needs assessment to determine the extent of revision necessary within current curricula. This text focuses on evidence-based practice, safety and quality assurance concepts, and the role of creative and critical-thinking aspects. It highlights NLN and AACN core competencies in developing and evaluating curricula in all levels of nursing programs. Additionally, it includes a comprehensive list of critical evaluation and accreditation tips, directions on how to prepare for an accreditation visit, and two proposed curricula for nurse educators to consider adapting into educational materials. Key features: Discusses the continuing growth of technology and its application in nursing programs Examines health care reform legislation that is expected to change the way care is delivered Contains updates on the continuing career-ladder and entry-level issues related to nursing Provides details on pedagogical methods, objectives, discussion points, learning activities, and references Includes a glossary of commonly used terms in curriculum development and evaluation This revised edition further examines several major objectives of the text, including major milestones for the past 100 years in the American nursing education system, program review and accreditation processes, and evaluating current trends in nursing education and their role in curriculum development.
First Edition Earned a 5-Star rating from Doody's This esteemed text for graduate-level nursing students focuses on the science and philosophy of nursing knowledge development, with a special emphasis on theory as a tool in developing practice-relevant knowledge. It is distinguished by its focus on practical applications of theory for scholarly, evidence-based approaches. The second edition features important updates and a reorganization of information to better highlight the roles of theory and the major philosophical perspectives in knowledge development. It also introduces two completely new chapters: The DNP Project: Translating Research into Knowledge for Practice, and Generating Knowledge in the Practice Setting. Summary Points at the end of each chapter, in addition to Discussion and Reflection questions help to reinforce knowledge. The text offers a comprehensive overview of the philosophy and history of science, the structures of nursing knowledge, and a path for knowledge development. It is unique in its reach beyond the traditional views about theory in nursing. It advocates equipping practitioners as well as other nurses with the tools to make theory more relevant to their own practice and inspire confidence to be active participants in building knowledge for nursing. The text will help students to become aware of their own philosophical and theoretical ideas and knowledge embedded in their practice and to learn strategies for developing theory-based knowledge—strategies that are practice-relevant and practice-based. New to the Second Edition: Presents important updates to the first edition. New chapter: The DNP Project: Translating Research into Knowledge for Practice. New chapter: Generating New Knowledge in the Practice Setting. Reorganizes material to better highlight the roles of theory and the major philosophical perspectives in knowledge development. Includes summary points at the end of each chapter. Key Features: Balances theoretical and philosophical ideas with the practical. Includes concrete strategies for knowledge development. Explicates the shared and distinct roles of DNP and PhD nurses in knowledge development. Introduces "Intermodernism" to support practice-based theory and knowledge development. Introduces "Interludes" whereby readers can examine specific strategies of knowledge development.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A Guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues, Third Edition is a comprehensive guidebook for role development of the DNP student. This text covers potential roles of the DNP graduate, including leader, clinician, educator, ethical consultant, and health policy advocate. The Third Edition also addresses professional issues, such as the title of doctor, educating others about the degree, making the decision to pursue the DNP degree and marketing oneself as a DNP. The future of the DNP degree is also discussed. New Features: -New Chapter on the DNP graduate as information specialist -New Chapter on issues pertaining to the BSN to DNP track -Updated interviews with a focus on leadership
"The text includes chapters on role development (leader, clinician, scholarship, policy, information specialist, ethics consultant, educator) and chapters on professional issues such as using the title Dr., returning to school, opportunities/challenges regarding the BSN-DNP path, educating others about the degree, marketing yourself as a DNP graduate, writing for publication, and the future of the DNP degree. Interviews, case scenarios, and reflection questions are included as well. The approach is an easy to read guidebook to be used both as a resource and for discussion of issues related to earning a DNP"--
Author: Barbara A. Anderson, CNM, DrPH, MPH, MS, RN. FACNM, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"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
Provides a unique framework for effective project management skills in nursing This is the only resource designed to teach graduate-level nursing students the skills they need to be effective project managers. Using practical case examples and proven tips, the text presents step-by-step strategies for applying project management skills in varied settings and describes how to identify key concepts critical to project success. The second edition delivers new content to reflect the changing roles and responsibilities of today’s APRN and is consistent with project management concepts defined by the American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL) and the American Nurses Association (ANA). Case scenarios are included in each chapter to reinforce practical applications, along with critical thinking questions and activities. The text addresses all phases of basic project management so that nursing professionals of all levels can easily apply proven processes to clinical practice. Examples and explanations of each step in the project management process are included with the added benefit of differentiating terminology used in the business operations of nursing professionals. New to the Second Edition: Delivers new content to reflect roles and responsibilities of today’s APRN, nurse executive (NE), and other specialty roles that benefit from the organizing framework project management provides Reflects management concepts designated by the AONL and ANA Standards of Practice Includes case scenarios in each chapter to reinforce understanding of practical applications Provides critical thinking questions and activities in each chapter Covers quality improvement projects as they relate to the DNP project Key Features: Serves as a primary text for nursing informatics programs and project management courses and as a resource for MSN Capstones and DNP projects Presents the foundations of project management, with specific examples from a variety of roles to guide the novice project manager Underscores the similarities and differences between the project management and nursing processes Promotes the transition from bedside nurse to APRNs in leadership roles Supplemental instructor’s manual and PowerPoints included
Author: Jeffrey S. Jones, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CST, LNC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
“[A] unique addition to the sparse literature on learning to become a nurse psychotherapist.... focuses not only on psychotherapeutic techniques, but also the work a nurse must be willing to do to become a skilled and helpful therapist.... a valuable resource for both psychiatric nursing graduate students and the practicing nurse psychotherapist.” —Angie S. Chesser, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS “Human beings are hot-wired biologically for relationship-building, and as such, it is the nurse–patient relationship that becomes central to healing.... This much-needed book gives voice to the very real perils of abandoning patients to pills. It is a clarion call to return to our roots and our strengths.” —Patrice Rancour, MS, RN Fast Facts for the Nurse Psychotherapist is the first book to guide the novice and experienced psychiatric APRN on the process of truly becoming a psychotherapist. It is grounded in the concept of self-reflection as a foundation for successful psychotherapeutic practice and addresses a variety of strategies and styles that foster positive outcomes; the use of dreams and other conscious/unconscious techniques; the clinical supervision process; and how to continually grow as an individual and therapist. This resource includes a variety of tools to promote self-reflection and provides practical considerations for the work environment, billing and other administrative responsibilities, and political concerns. Abundant case examples allow the reader to “sit in” on therapy sessions. The book also offers an overview of the history of the psychiatric nurse as therapist and the seminal work of Hildegard Peplau. Written in an approachable and conversational style, this unique resource will prepare nurse psychotherapists to become mindfully ready to help their clients to the fullest. Key Features: Highlights the importance of self-reflection and delivers helpful tools to promote it Provides strategies and styles for effective therapeutic practice Allows the reader to “sit in” on therapy sessions with vivid case examples Provides a foundation for independent professional and personal growth Written in an approachable, conversational style
First edition named a 2013 Doody’s Core Title—5 stars! The second edition of this distinguished text—designed for use across the entire DNP curriculum—defines practice scholarship for the DNP-prepared professional nurse and promotes the development of key leadership skills needed to effectively influence healthcare policy and improve outcomes. Weaving the eight AACN DNP competencies throughout, the second edition clarifies, updates, and demonstrates their application. The text incorporates updates to the AACN’s 2015 position statement, The DNP: Current Issues and Clarifying Recommendations, and the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing report, and delivers new content from nationally recognized nurse leaders. Focusing heavily on improving aggregate care, strengthening leadership roles, and influencing health policy, the second edition continues to address APRN and nurse executive roles, health information technology, outcomes measurement, and the relationship of the DNP graduate to ongoing scholarship. The text’s challenging and thoughtprovoking 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. New to the Second Edition: Reflects the most current thinking about the DNP degree and clarifies recommendations from the AACN task force on implementing the DNP curriculum Incorporates recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing report Demonstrates the application of core competencies to practice and aggregate care Offers contemporary examples of DNP competencies and role integration Focuses primarily on developing key leadership skills for influencing healthcare policy and improving outcomes Delivers new content from nationally recognized nurse leaders Key Features: Simplifies the highly complex DNP curriculum and integrates DNP core competencies Broadly defines practice scholarship for the DNP-prepared nurse and promotes development of key leadership skills Provides a versatile supplement to all courses across the DNP curriculum Prepares the DNP to analyze and influence health policy Incorporates policy statements from the ANA, AONE, NCSBN, AANP, AANA, and ACNM Demonstrates the integration of health policy with cross-sector collaboration to advance a “culture of health” agenda