EC AS PIE: FIVE CRITERIA FOR EXECUTING A SUCCESSFUL DNP FINAL PROJECT
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Prof. Nurs.
Doctor of nursing practice; DNP; Final project; NURSING PRACTICE PROGRAMS; HEALTH-CARE-SYSTEMS; DOCTOR; PHILOSOPHY; Nursing
The goal of doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs should be to produce nurses that are uniquely prepared to bridge the gap between the discovery of new knowledge and the scholarship of translation, application, and integration of this new knowledge in practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2006). However, there is concern over the variability in DNP programs and expected outcomes. The aim of this article is to describe a 5-point system of evaluation to determine whether a DNP final project meets the outcomes of the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education in Advanced Nursing Practice (2006) in a comprehensive and rigorous way. In brief, the five criteria that must be met are represented by the acronym EC as PIE (E = Enhances; C = Culmination; P = Partnerships; I = Implements; E = Evaluates). Each criterion must be present and come together to form one complete "pie" representing evidence-based practice that is robust and innovative, culminating in a rigorous doctoral level DNP final project. In addition, we provide detailed examples of how these standards are currently being successfully implemented and discuss additional possibilities. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Journal of Professional Nursing
"EC AS PIE: FIVE CRITERIA FOR EXECUTING A SUCCESSFUL DNP FINAL PROJECT" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6241.