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The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials, Third Edition

Author(s): Mary Zaccagnini, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, Faculty Ad Honorarium, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kathryn White, DNP, RN, CRNA, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • ISBN-13: 9781284079708
  • ISBN-10:1284079708
  • Paperback    568 pages      © 2017
Price: $115.95 US List
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The newly revised Third Edition of The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing is the first text of its kind and is modeled after the eight DNP Essentials as outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Each section discusses the materials relevant to an element of the Essentials document and advises on the steps necessary to fulfill the requirements of the degree. The text is written for current DNP students as well as those considering the degree program.  It also serves as a fantastic reference for professionals and those who have already completed a DNP program. 

Key revisions for the new third edition will include:

  • Updated Chapters
  • Expansion and emphasis on quality analysis and models, including statistical analysis methods and models
  • Incorporation of adult learning theory
  • Additional emphasis on the role of the nursing professional
  • The addition of information literacy in the chapter on the DNP project needs assessment section
  • Addition of the Squire Guidelines as they apply to dissemination, and the expansion of the section on dissemination
  • Addition of information literacy as it relates to the DNP scholarly project 
  • Expansion of inter and intra professional collaboration as it relates to the project
  • Information on the scholarly project committee

Applicable Courses

DNP Role
DNP Role Transition
Clinical Practicum

I  Essentials for Practice
1  Nursing Science and Theory: Scientific Underpinnings for Practice
2  Systems Thinking, Healthcare Organizations, Global Health, and the Advanced Practice Nurse Leader
3  Clinical Scholarship and Evidence-Based Practice
4  Information Systems/Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care
5  Healthcare Policy for Advocacy in Health Care
6  Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health
7  Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving the Nation’s Health
II  Doctor of Nursing Practice Roles
8  Traditional Advanced Practice Roles for the DNP
9  Emerging Roles for the DNP
10  A Template for the DNP Project

Mary Zaccagnini, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC-Faculty Ad Honorarium, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kathryn White, DNP, RN, CRNA-University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Minneapolis, Minnesota


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ISBN-13: 9781284079708

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