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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304078
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Guidelines for Doctor Nursing Practice (DNP) Capstone Projects
Author(s):
Farrell, Kathleen; Payne, Camille; France, Nancey E. M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Epsilon
Author Details:
Kathleen Farrell, DNSc, APRN, CCNS, CCRN, ACNP-BC, kfarrell@murraystate.edu; Camille Payne, PhD, RN; Nancey E. M. France, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: To provide guidelines for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Capstone Projects

Methods: DNP students are required to complete an evidence-based capstone project.  The capstone is a culmination of the knowledge gained that demonstrates an analytical approach to programmatic, administrative, policy or practice issues that supports the synthesis, transfer or utilization of knowledge.  The capstone process is complex and guidelines will help faculty and committee members to facilitate students to produce a project that that meets the rigors of academic excellence.

Results: An organized framework assisted faculty and students formulate a practice problem idea, research the literature and organize it into a synthesis matrix to develop a proposal. The development of a timeline, progress evaluation and the use of Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) guidelines facilitated progression from idea to product.

Conclusions: The rapid explosion, development, and use of DNP programs and graduates across the global world created uncertainty about capstones projects. A review of capstone program requirements demonstrates a wide spectrum of expectations. The capstone project should demonstrate identification and resolution of a practice problem through the scholarship of application or integration, rather than the reductionist scholarship of discovery associated with a research doctorate such as a PhD. To bring validity to the role, the capstone should not mirror research dissertations. As the DNP role evolves, determined effort by DNP faculty need to recognize the capstone experience is designed to make a contribution in the practice setting, community or academic arena. Capstone experiences are characterized by intensive interactions between and among faculty, students, and the community. Interactive discussions of ideas, tools, processes and challenges will be shared.

Keywords:
guidelines; DNP; capstone
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGuidelines for Doctor Nursing Practice (DNP) Capstone Projectsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFarrell, Kathleenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPayne, Camilleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFrance, Nancey E. M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Epsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsKathleen Farrell, DNSc, APRN, CCNS, CCRN, ACNP-BC, kfarrell@murraystate.edu; Camille Payne, PhD, RN; Nancey E. M. France, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304078-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> To provide guidelines for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Capstone Projects <p><b>Methods: </b> DNP students are required to complete an evidence-based capstone project.  The capstone is a culmination of the knowledge gained that demonstrates an analytical approach to programmatic, administrative, policy or practice issues that supports the synthesis, transfer or utilization of knowledge.  The capstone process is complex and guidelines will help faculty and committee members to facilitate students to produce a project that that meets the rigors of academic excellence. <p><b>Results: </b> An organized framework assisted faculty and students formulate a practice problem idea, research the literature and organize it into a synthesis matrix to develop a proposal. The development of a timeline, progress evaluation and the use of Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) guidelines facilitated progression from idea to product. <p><b>Conclusions: </b> The rapid explosion, development, and use of DNP programs and graduates across the global world created uncertainty about capstones projects. A review of capstone program requirements demonstrates a wide spectrum of expectations. The capstone project should demonstrate identification and resolution of a practice problem through the scholarship of application or integration, rather than the reductionist scholarship of discovery associated with a research doctorate such as a PhD. To bring validity to the role, the capstone should not mirror research dissertations. As the DNP role evolves, determined effort by DNP faculty need to recognize the capstone experience is designed to make a contribution in the practice setting, community or academic arena. Capstone experiences are characterized by intensive interactions between and among faculty, students, and the community. Interactive discussions of ideas, tools, processes and challenges will be shared.en_GB
dc.subjectguidelinesen_GB
dc.subjectDNPen_GB
dc.subjectcapstoneen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:46Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:46Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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