Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9781284079708
ISBN-10: 1284079708
Copyright: 2017
Edition: 3rd
Editor: Zaccagnini, Mary E. , White, Kathryn Waud,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 100
Reviewer: Kathleen Woodruff,  DNP, RN, ANP-BC  (USC School of Social Work)
This comprehensive reference provides a nursing framework for transforming healthcare. It was originally published in 2010, revised in 2013, and now updated in 2017 to remain current.
This is a comprehensive core reference for doctor of nursing practice (DNP) students, faculty, and practicing DNP nurses. It explores and explains the AACN DNP essentials and provides a wonderful section of scholarly project examples. The inclusion of a template for planning, implementing, and disseminating the results from a scholarly project is invaluable.
DNP students, faculty, and practicing DNPs will find this a valuable resource to maintain in their library. The authors are experts in the area of DNP education and current issues in healthcare, and this is evident with this edition.
The book is organized functionally. The introduction explores the beginnings of DNP education and the DNP role, walking readers through the evolution of both. It also reviews how the DNP serves an alternative role to the PhD degree. Parts I and II dive into the AACN essentials and provides a comprehensive understanding of each. Part II provides a broader description of the integration of the degree into a variety of settings. The final part, part III provides a clear template of the DNP scholarly project and specific directions for completion of the project.
This book provides a foundation and infrastructure for current and prospective DNP students to explore the degree and the role. It is also an excellent resource for faculty to use while instructing students. The practicing DNP will frequently use this resource as they develop and implement projects in their workplace. This third edition ensures the material is current in the rapidly changing healthcare field. Additionally, the authors have also provided excellent resources for educators.
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