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Links to DNP Sites of Interest

Please note: only websites that pertain to DNP practice and support DNP education will be included on this page. We respectfully decline any sites that advertise a specific program or services outside of DNP-prepared practice. 

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Included on this page:

  • DNP Associations and Organization (Regional and Speciality Groups)
  • Specialty DNP Groups
  • Professional Nursing Organizations
  • Resources for DNP practice

DNP Associations and Organizations

Regional DNP Groups

California Organization of Doctors of Nursing Practice (CODNP)
Connecticut DNPs
Greater Boston Doctors of Nursing Practice Group
Metropolitan NY, New Jersey & Connecticut DNPs
Michigan DNPs
Midwest DNP Clinical Scholars
Minnesota Network of Practicing DNPs
Mississippi Educational Consortium for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice
Doctors of Nursing Practice of Nevada (DNPN)
New England Organization of Doctors of Nursing Practice (NEODNP)
North Dakota Doctors of Nursing Practice
Nurse Practitioners in Canada
Southeastern DNP
Tennessee DNPs
Texas DNP Network (A group member in the DNP Online Community)
TexasDNP (A part of the ENP Network)


Specialty DNP Groups

Association of Nurse Practitioner Practice Owners (ANPPO)
DNP Health Informatics
DNP Health Policy
DNPs in Corrections
DNPs of Color
Pediatric DNPs
Nurse Anesthetists with DNP
Psychiatric Specialization
Independent Practice DNP
Midwives with DNP
Geriatric Specialization
DNPs Seeking Positions in Academia
DNPs in Executive Nursing Practice
Coalition of Nurses for Communities in Disaster
Oncology Nurse Practitioners – DNP
Population/Public Health DNPs
Children with Special Health Care Needs DNPs
Diplomats of Comprehensive Care
Clinical Nurse Specialists Who Are DNPs
College Health DNPs
Executive Leadership DNP


Professional Nursing Organizations

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Association for the History of Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing – Practice Leadership Network (PLN)
American Association of Critical Care Nurses

American Association for the History of Nursing
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Medical Informatics Association

American Nurses Association
American Organization of Nurse Executives
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Emergency Nurses Association
Infant Mental Health for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
International Academy of Nurse Editors (INANE)
International Association of Forensic Nurses
International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (ISPN)
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
National Association of School Nurses
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
National League for Nursing
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Oncology Nursing Society

Sigma Theta Tau International
Transcultural Nursing Society
Listing of National Nursing Organizations by Nurse.org
Listing of National Nursing Organizations by the Agape Center.com
Listing of National and International Nursing Organizations


Resources for DNP Practice

99 Best Journals & Publications for Nurses, though created by colleagues for the LPN to BSN online website, this listing is a great resource for all nurses. Have a look!
ACE Star Model, University of Texas HSC San Antonio Center for Evidenced Based Practice
ACLS.Net This is an online training website. No skills test necessary for ACLS, BLS, or PALS. Great service and offers for all health care providers, regardless of the level of education.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
provides information, resources, continuing education and services
American Association of Colleges of Nursing DNP resource page
American College of Physicians Clinical Recommendations includes Clinical Guideline Standards, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Best Practice Advice
American Heart Association

American Public Health Association (APHA)
British Medical Journal (BMJ) is an international peer-reviewed medical journal and a fully “online first” publication. The website is updated daily with BMJ’s latest original research, education, news, and comment articles, as well as podcasts, videos, and blogs.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC maintains several departments concerned with occupational safety and health, such as the Center for Injury Prevention and Control, etc.
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine is in Oxford, UK. The broad aim is to develop, teach and promote evidence-based health care and provide support and resources to doctors and healthcare professionals to help maintain the highest standards of medicine.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid: CMS Programs and Information
Cochrane Collaboration: Working together to provide the best evidence for health care
Click here for a tutorial and information about search the Cochrane Collection
European Journal of Clinical and Medical Oncology (EJCMO) and online TV station are both aimed at oncologists, hematologists, radiologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, internists, palliative care physicians, patients, relatives and other specialists interested in cancer diagnosis, management, treatment, and research. The quarterly published journal is peer-reviewed and is available in print and online. New video and audio educational content are updated regularly.

DrugAlert.org Our mission is to be the most reliable, timely and complete resource on the internet for alerting the general public how dangerous certain drugs can be. These drugs can cause devastating, causing physical and emotional distress.
DrugDangers.com – Drug Dangers is committed to providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications. Drug Dangers is committed to providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.
DrugNews.net – The mission of DrugNews is to improve patient safety through education by providing the latest safety alerts, FDA recalls, studies and legal news.
Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education
Evidenced Based Nursing Journal – A journal of quality appraised abstracted research relevant to nursing practice.
How Baby Boomers Will Impact the Nursing Shortage A fascinating collection of information for all interested in nursing and healthcare delivery. Developed by Maryville University. A great resource. 
Institute of Healthcare Improvement: An independent not-for-profit organization
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies: An independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of the government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision-makers and the public.
Iowa Model for Evidence-Based Practice: University of Iowas Hospitals and Clinics
Joanna Briggs Institute is an International not-for-profit Research and Development Organisation specializing in Evidence-Based resources for healthcare professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health. With over 54 Centres and groups, servicing over 90 countries, The Joanna Briggs Institute is a recognized global leader in Evidence-Base Healthcare.
Joint Commission An independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States.
National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and American Association of Health Plans (now America’s Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]).
National Institutes of Health (NIH): Part of the US Department of HHS
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is dedicated to improving the health and health care of Americans through funding for nursing research and research training.
National Quality Measures Clearinghouse: US Department of Health & Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
NursePractionerSchools.com A general website with resources for people interested in a Nurse Practitioner program.
Nursing Theory Page is a collection of various nursing theories internationally, hosted by the University of San Diego.

DNP 101: The Ultimate Online Resource Collection: This article is an in-depth list of great websites and resources for persons in the nursing profession, as well as prospective students to the field.
Pressure Ulcer Prevention Pressure Ulcer Resource Guide
PublicHealthOnline.org provides accurate and expert-driven resources about public health topics, careers, and post-secondary educational opportunities.
PubMed contains over 20 million citations including full-text.
Research Beyond Google: 119 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources Published by the writers at Open Education Database, this is a valuable resource for all. Google can only index the visible web or searchable web. But the invisible web (or deep web) is estimated to be 500 times bigger than the searchable web. See these helpful recommendations and guides.
ResearchGate A site to locate and interact with researchers in many disciplines and fields of interest. A great tool for all advanced practice nurses and DNPs interested in completing the loop of practice feedback to researchers.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Mission is to improve the health and health care of all Americans.
Statistics Assistance: Master the Hardest Parts of Statistics in a Snap Provided by www.wyzant.com, this company helps in providing tutors and information to assist in the understanding and application of principles of statistics.
You Are Not Alone with Pain 
by our colleague Jill Kirby, DNP. She provides a wealth of great information and a blog. Great for clinicians and patients.