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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/203264
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Application of the ACE Star Model and Essential Competencies in a DNP Program
Abstract:
(Summer Institute) Problem: The doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) is designed to prepare nurse leaders and innovators for evidence based practice (EBP); however few data are available supporting how EBP is taught and how EBP competency is measured in DNP programs. Evidence: Previous data have demonstrated the ACE Star Model© as an effective framework for teaching EBP at the undergraduate level, and content and construct validity have been reported related to Essential Competencies for EBP in Nursing. Strategy/Practice Change: The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the effect of using the ACE Star Model© as the framework for teaching an evidence course and the doctoral level essential EBP competencies as an outcome measure of learning EBP in a DNP program. Procedure: An evidence course was developed for a new DNP program based on the ACE Star Model©. The doctoral level essential competencies were formatted into a 31-item, on-line self-rated measure of EBP competency using a 0 – 4 rating scale reflecting ‘No Competence’ to ‘Expert Competence’. Five subscales (star-points) were scored as the average of the responses within each subscale; the total score was obtained by summing subscale scores (thereby converting ordinal into interval data). Competency was measured before and after the first-semester evidence course. Evaluation: Data were collected August 2010 – January 2011. Descriptive statistics, Repeated ANOVA, and internal consistency reliability testing were utilized. Results: Twenty DNP students comprised the initial cohort in our program (47.5 ± 8.20 years of age, 80% female, 60/40% in the Advanced Practice and Nurse Educator tracks, respectively). Following the evidence course, significant improvement in the total score and all subscale scores except Evaluation was demonstrated (p ? .001). Internal consistency reliability was demonstrated for the subscales and total score (.97/.94 pre/post). Lessons Learned/Recommendations: The ACE Star Model© provided an effective framework for our evidence course to improve EBP competency. Ongoing, end-or-semester measurements may be helpful in demonstrating progression in doctoral level EBP competencies; online surveying facilitated data collection. Bibliography: American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2004). Position Statement on the Practice Doctorate in Nursing. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/DNP/DNPPositionStatement.htm. Bondmass, M. (2011). The Effects of Teaching/Learning Evidence-based Practice in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program. Nursing Education Perspectives – In Review Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2000). To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2001). Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2003). Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2011). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Stevens, K. R. (2004). ACE Star Model of EBP: Knowledge Transformation. Academic Center for Evidence-based Practice. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio . Retrieved from http://www.acestar.uthscsa.edu. Stevens, K. R. (2005, 2009) Essential Competencies for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing. 1st and 2nd Ed. Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. [© Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice, 2011. http://www.acestar.uthscsa.edu]
Keywords:
ACE; DNP
Repository Posting Date:
16-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
3-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
UTHSCSA Summer Institute

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleApplication of the ACE Star Model and Essential Competencies in a DNP Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/203264-
dc.description.abstract(Summer Institute) Problem: The doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) is designed to prepare nurse leaders and innovators for evidence based practice (EBP); however few data are available supporting how EBP is taught and how EBP competency is measured in DNP programs. Evidence: Previous data have demonstrated the ACE Star Model© as an effective framework for teaching EBP at the undergraduate level, and content and construct validity have been reported related to Essential Competencies for EBP in Nursing. Strategy/Practice Change: The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the effect of using the ACE Star Model© as the framework for teaching an evidence course and the doctoral level essential EBP competencies as an outcome measure of learning EBP in a DNP program. Procedure: An evidence course was developed for a new DNP program based on the ACE Star Model©. The doctoral level essential competencies were formatted into a 31-item, on-line self-rated measure of EBP competency using a 0 – 4 rating scale reflecting ‘No Competence’ to ‘Expert Competence’. Five subscales (star-points) were scored as the average of the responses within each subscale; the total score was obtained by summing subscale scores (thereby converting ordinal into interval data). Competency was measured before and after the first-semester evidence course. Evaluation: Data were collected August 2010 – January 2011. Descriptive statistics, Repeated ANOVA, and internal consistency reliability testing were utilized. Results: Twenty DNP students comprised the initial cohort in our program (47.5 ± 8.20 years of age, 80% female, 60/40% in the Advanced Practice and Nurse Educator tracks, respectively). Following the evidence course, significant improvement in the total score and all subscale scores except Evaluation was demonstrated (p ? .001). Internal consistency reliability was demonstrated for the subscales and total score (.97/.94 pre/post). Lessons Learned/Recommendations: The ACE Star Model© provided an effective framework for our evidence course to improve EBP competency. Ongoing, end-or-semester measurements may be helpful in demonstrating progression in doctoral level EBP competencies; online surveying facilitated data collection. Bibliography: American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2004). Position Statement on the Practice Doctorate in Nursing. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/DNP/DNPPositionStatement.htm. Bondmass, M. (2011). The Effects of Teaching/Learning Evidence-based Practice in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program. Nursing Education Perspectives – In Review Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2000). To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2001). Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2003). Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2011). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Stevens, K. R. (2004). ACE Star Model of EBP: Knowledge Transformation. Academic Center for Evidence-based Practice. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio . Retrieved from http://www.acestar.uthscsa.edu. Stevens, K. R. (2005, 2009) Essential Competencies for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing. 1st and 2nd Ed. Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. [© Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice, 2011. http://www.acestar.uthscsa.edu]en_GB
dc.subjectACEen_GB
dc.subjectDNPen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-16T11:06:39Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-03en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-16T11:06:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipUTHSCSA Summer Instituteen_GB
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