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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243439
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluating Scholarly Work Products of the DNP
Author(s):
Terhaar, Mary
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Maryland Nu Beta
Author Details:
Terhaar, Mary, DNSc, RN, mterhaa1@son.jhmi.edu;
Abstract:
Purpose: The nature of the work products accepted as evidence of scholarship by academic programs awarding practice doctorates is quite variable:  that includes work products of DNP programs as well.  Some require full dissertations in the model of PhD programs. Others require scholarly work in which students demonstrate mastery of the 14 essentials; and this work may involve data collection for research conducted by PhDs, collaboration in research conducted by faculty (Nykamp,  et al, 2010), secondary analysis of extant data sets, scholarly papers, case studies (Mundinger, et al, 2009), or translation projects. Still others require supervised practice.  Not all demand original scholarship.

At Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing DNP students complete an original, evidence based, scholarly project designed to address a significant practice problem. The conduct of these projects demonstrates mastery of the curriculum and the DNP essentials.  Dissemination contributes to the evidence base for practice.

The purpose of this work was to adapt a tool to consistently evaluate quality of scholarship produced by DNP students Shenhar & Dvir, 2007).

Methods:  80 capstone projects were analyzed using an instrument developed for this purpose.

Results: Over 4 years, methods and designs have increased in complexity, statistical analysis has become more robust, innovations based on evidence have derived more directly of the evidence, and fitted more precisely to the problem.

Conclusion: Instrument scales require further refinement to assure sensitivity and discrimination of performance. Data are useful to drive curriculum refinement.

Shenhar AJ, & Dvir D, (2007). Reinventing Project Management: A diamond approach to successful growth and innovation. Harvard Business School Press. Boston, MA.

Keywords:
DNP scholarship; Evaluation; tool
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEvaluating Scholarly Work Products of the DNPen
dc.contributor.authorTerhaar, Maryen
dc.contributor.departmentMaryland Nu Betaen
dc.author.detailsTerhaar, Mary, DNSc, RN, mterhaa1@son.jhmi.edu;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243439-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> The nature of the work products accepted as evidence of scholarship by academic programs awarding practice doctorates is quite variable: &nbsp;that includes work products of DNP programs as well.&nbsp; Some require full dissertations in the model of PhD programs. Others require scholarly work in which students demonstrate mastery of the 14 essentials; and this work may involve data collection for research conducted by PhDs, collaboration in research conducted by faculty (Nykamp, &nbsp;et al, 2010), secondary analysis of extant data sets, scholarly papers, case studies (Mundinger, et al, 2009), or translation projects. Still others require supervised practice.&nbsp; Not all demand original scholarship. <p>At Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing DNP students complete an original, evidence based, scholarly project designed to address a significant practice problem. The conduct of these projects demonstrates mastery of the curriculum and the DNP essentials.&nbsp; Dissemination contributes to the evidence base for practice. <p>The purpose of this work was to adapt a tool to consistently evaluate quality of scholarship produced by DNP students Shenhar &amp; Dvir, 2007). <p><b>Methods: </b>&nbsp;80 capstone projects were analyzed using an instrument developed for this purpose. <p><b>Results: </b>Over 4 years, methods and designs have increased in complexity, statistical analysis has become more robust, innovations based on evidence have derived more directly of the evidence, and fitted more precisely to the problem. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> Instrument scales require further refinement to assure sensitivity and discrimination of performance. Data are useful to drive curriculum refinement. <p>Shenhar AJ, &amp; Dvir D, (2007). Reinventing Project Management: A diamond approach to successful growth and innovation. <i>Harvard Business School Press</i>. Boston, MA.en
dc.subjectDNP scholarshipen
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subjecttoolen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:22:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:22:18Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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