For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
In support of the role of the Doctor of Nursing Practice scholar and nurse engaged in advanced nursing practice, this course provides the student knowledge and skills to engage in scholarly inquiry and conduct a Scholarly Project designed to impact nursing practice, and improve outcomes in health care systems and population /client health.
The course helps to meet the standards of graduate level nursing education as articulated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (2006). Practice doctorate nurse practitioner entry level competencies. Washington, D.C.: NONPF.
Textbook Readings and Presentations
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Your School of Nursing handbook provides essential information for the successful completion of your program requirements. This quiz will take you to the link for your program handbook, and you will be asked to agree to the School of Nursing Handbook Acknowledgement.
Scholarly Project Assignments (9)
Scholarly Project: Progress Updates Assignments (3)
Progress updates are a brief synopsis of your project (1 – 2 paragraphs) that should be submitted periodically during this course.
Scholarly Project: Timeline Assignment
You will develop a Scholarly Project: Timeline Assignment to depict and track Scholarly Project milestones in this course. The Scholarly Project: Timeline Assignment depicts milestones, key deliverables, description of work, and an estimated completion date for each milestone.
Scholarly Project: Sections 1 – 3 (Revised) Assignment
Students will submit a draft of Scholarly Project Sections 1-3 Assignment that has been revised to past tense according to the rubric.
Scholarly Project: Sections 1 – 5 and Appendices Final (Draft) Assignment
Students will submit the Scholarly Project Sections 1-5 and Appendices Assignment in final, edited form according to the rubric and the Scholarly Project requirements outlined in the DNP Student Handbook.
Scholarly Project: Data Summary and Analysis Spreadsheet Assignment
Students will submit a PDF copy of the Scholarly Project Data Set & Analysis Summary Spreadsheet according to the rubric.
Scholarly Project: Defense PowerPoint Assignment
This assignment will be developed in the Microsoft Office PowerPoint Template provided. This template already contains headings on slides to indicate topic that should be included. You can also add slide, and change the format, layout, or orientation. Consider adding timeline diagrams, visuals etc. The presentation must be professional and suitable to use for a Scholarly Project Defense. If some of the documents in the appendices of the paper are available, these can be added as well, inserted in a slide, such as CITI training completion certificate.
Scholarly Project: Sections 1 – 5 and Appendices Final (Edited) Assignment
Students will submit the Scholarly Project Sections 1 – 5 in Final (edited) Assignment, form according to the rubric and the Scholarly Project requirements outlined in the DNP Student Handbook.
Quiz: Defense Announcement Template Review
Complete this quiz only after you have reviewed and completed the DNP Scholarly Defense Announcement Template. Review the Read: DNP Scholarly Defense Announcement Template document. You will need to file upload a copy of the Defense Announcement for review and grading.