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Be a part of disseminating doctoral practice projects that improve outcomes. The mission of Doctors of Nursing Practice, Inc. (DNP Inc.) is to improve health care outcomes by promoting and enhancing the doctoral prepared nursing professional.
All nursing doctoral degree prepared colleagues and programs are welcomed to participate. Any colleague or organization that is dedicated to demonstrating improved health care outcomes through doctorate in nursing preparation are encouraged to contribute.
There are now four new ways to disseminate the knowledge of doctoral prepared colleagues in practice.
Students and graduates have an opportunity to have their projects displayed to include an abstract, the entire project and a multimedia presentation of their work. The project is posted after a blind-review vetting process resulting in a unique webpage dedicated to displaying each project. This affords flexibility and potential for further sharing of these doctoral projects reflecting the best work of doctoral prepared nurses.
Benefits: The value to the posting of a doctoral practice project:
The value to the university, college or school of nursing doctoral program:
The value of this repository to the consumer:
Cost: Colleagues that submit a doctoral practice project will be required to invest a nominal fee of either $15 or $25. If their alma mater is a part of the dissemination team, the fee is $15 per project listed. If the educational program is not a part of the dissemination team, the cost to the submitting doctoral prepared professional is $25.
All university, college and schools of nursing programs that graduate doctoral students prepared to improve practice may be a part of the Dissemination Team. These may include more than Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs as Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS) programs may have graduates that demonstrate not only research of discovery but may also improve outcomes as a result of the doctoral work. The goal of the Dissemination Team is to support the demonstration of improved health care outcomes by students and graduates of these DNP, PhD and/or DNS programs or their equivalent.
A listing of all current DNP programs is available on the DNP Inc. web site. Currently content can be modified to reflect the depth and scope of each program. Each university, college or school of nursing with a doctoral program is invited to join the dissemination team.
The benefits of being a part of the dissemination team to the college:
Cost: Each doctoral program will invest $150 annually to be included in the Dissemination Team. A special designation is displayed on the listing of each program.
Another vehicle for dissemination of doctoral preparation is the development and diffusion of advanced practice continuing education (CE). The depth and talents of the doctoral prepared nurse are unique to the practice arena of the doctoral prepared advanced practice nurse (clinical, administration, informatics, and/or policy). The diversity of talents and expertise is not easily reflected in the current offerings of CE for this unique professional nursing population.
Continuing education is being developed to help fill this need addressing the niche market for this distinctive group of nursing professionals. Enduring online CE offerings are being developed to include topic categories reflecting methods and challenges of applying evidence to practice to improve practice and outcomes. These categories may include but are not limited to:
Students and graduates of doctoral programs that prepare nurses to improve health outcomes will be invited to submit content that can be developed into a continuing education format. Mechanisms are being developed to assist with this effort. The CE offering will be made available on the DNP Inc. web site to further enhance the efforts of dissemination.
DNP Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization that accepts donations for scholarships. The Foundation department began collecting donations at the 8th National DNP Conference in Seattle. This seed-money will be used to fund student projects to help support the implementation and completion in order to demonstrate an improved health care outcome. Grant applications will be open in June 2016 for distribution in the 3rd quarter of the year. As a condition of grant funds, the recipient will be required to disseminate their findings through the Repository, the generation of a Continuing Education offering, or a publication in the yet-to-be-developed DNP Inc. online journal.
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