Posted: July 12th, 2016
Readings Use your Doctor of Nursing Practice text to read the following: 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. Response Guidelines 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.
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