The Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree: Focus on Evidence-Based Practice Knowledge Application

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304179
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree: Focus on Evidence-Based Practice Knowledge Application
Author(s):
Kleinpell, Ruth M.; Green, Roger; Dubois, Janet
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Phi
Author Details:
Ruth M. Kleinpell, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, Ruth_m_kleinpell@rush.edu; Roger Green, DNP, FNP, FAANP; Janet Dubois, DNP, ARNP, FAANP;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) has been advocated for entry into practice for advanced practice nurses (APNs). The growth in DNP programs in the United States (U.S.) has been significant, with over 200 programs and 10,000 persons enrolled or graduated from existing programs. While the DNP graduate is prepared to provide leadership for promoting practice excellence through evidence based practice methodology, limited information is known about the degree to which evidence based practice concepts are integrated into DNP curricula. The purpose of this study was to evaluate DNP curricula and identify the degree to which coursework and project work experiences focus on evidence based practice concepts.

Methods: A review of DNP curricula from all DNP programs in the U.S. was conducted via website review of programs of study and online course descriptions. The degree to which evidence based concepts were integrated into the curricula were graded based the Joanna Briggs Institute’s recommendations for teaching evidence based practice.

Results:  In concordance with the Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing, majority of DNP programs have structured their curriculum to incorporate coursework on the application of evidence based practice concepts. Several programs integrate evidence based practice as a focus for the DNP capstone or for clinical practice experiences.  This session will present the results of the curricular review, and highlight examples of specific teaching-learning strategies used to reinforce evidence based practice concepts in DNP curricula.

Conclusions: The DNP is acknowledged as a practice focused doctorate which is designed to prepare experts in clinical practice who provide leadership for evidence based practice.  While majority of DNP programs incorporate coursework on evidence based practice concepts, enhanced integration of learning opportunities for the application of evidence based practice would help to ensure that the DNP graduate is a true knowledge expert on evidence based practice.

Keywords:
teaching evidence based practice; doctorate of nursing practice; doctoral education in nursing
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree: Focus on Evidence-Based Practice Knowledge Applicationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKleinpell, Ruth M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Rogeren_GB
dc.contributor.authorDubois, Janeten_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Phien_GB
dc.author.detailsRuth M. Kleinpell, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, Ruth_m_kleinpell@rush.edu; Roger Green, DNP, FNP, FAANP; Janet Dubois, DNP, ARNP, FAANP;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304179-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) has been advocated for entry into practice for advanced practice nurses (APNs). The growth in DNP programs in the United States (U.S.) has been significant, with over 200 programs and 10,000 persons enrolled or graduated from existing programs. While the DNP graduate is prepared to provide leadership for promoting practice excellence through evidence based practice methodology, limited information is known about the degree to which evidence based practice concepts are integrated into DNP curricula. The purpose of this study was to evaluate DNP curricula and identify the degree to which coursework and project work experiences focus on evidence based practice concepts. <p><b>Methods: </b> A review of DNP curricula from all DNP programs in the U.S. was conducted via website review of programs of study and online course descriptions. The degree to which evidence based concepts were integrated into the curricula were graded based the Joanna Briggs Institute’s recommendations for teaching evidence based practice. <p><b>Results: </b>  In concordance with the Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing, majority of DNP programs have structured their curriculum to incorporate coursework on the application of evidence based practice concepts. Several programs integrate evidence based practice as a focus for the DNP capstone or for clinical practice experiences.  This session will present the results of the curricular review, and highlight examples of specific teaching-learning strategies used to reinforce evidence based practice concepts in DNP curricula. <p><b>Conclusions: </b> The DNP is acknowledged as a practice focused doctorate which is designed to prepare experts in clinical practice who provide leadership for evidence based practice.  While majority of DNP programs incorporate coursework on evidence based practice concepts, enhanced integration of learning opportunities for the application of evidence based practice would help to ensure that the DNP graduate is a true knowledge expert on evidence based practice.en_GB
dc.subjectteaching evidence based practiceen_GB
dc.subjectdoctorate of nursing practiceen_GB
dc.subjectdoctoral education in nursingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:30:37Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:30:37Z-
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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