The ABCs of the Doctor of Nursing Practice: Assessing Resources, Building a Culture of Clinical Scholarship, Curricular Models

Mary O'Neil Mundinger, Patricia Starck, Donna Hathaway, Joan Shaver, Nancy Fugate Woods

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Abstract

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree prepares nurses to provide comprehensive care across sites and over time. It is absolutely crucial-for both patient care and the nursing profession-that broadly recognized standards of competency for these new practitioners be established. The Council for the Advancement of Comprehensive Care has met since 2000 to build consensus on competency standards and a process for certifying these graduates. Deans of five nursing schools discuss their experiences and provide guidance for schools interested in developing DNP programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Professional Nursing
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Curricular models
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Nurse practitioners

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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