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Leadership in Nursing

2-1 Elaborate on the following statement: DNP is a degree, not a role.
2-2 Elaborate on your thoughts about community evolution and organizational representation for the DNP.
3-1 What will be the competing differences and complimentary forces among a DNP-prepared nurse and a tenured faculty member in the academic setting?
3-2 What new voice and perspective will be offered by the DNP-prepared nurse in the academic setting?
4-1 What essentials can be place in a leadership toolbox as a DNP-prepared nurse leader?
4-2 Explain EBP (evidence-based practice) and KBP (knowledge-based practice) within the context of nursing administration and leadership roles.
5-1 Why is it crucial for the DNP-prepared nurse to have a strong pecuniary background as well as an understanding of change management strategies?
5-2 Explain supply and demand principles of nursing economics.
6-1 HCAHPS are at the forefront of hospital reimbursement and patient care experience. As a nurse leader, how would you raise the bar in understanding the importance of HCAHPS throughout the organizational setting?
6-2 How does a DNP advance his or her role as the healthcare executive?
7-1 The original emphasis of the definition on nursing informatics was technology. The definition has evolved to include the central focus on the concepts of data, information, and knowledge. How do you feel the new definition is integrated in the role of the DNP?
7-2 What is e-health, and is e-health integrated in what DNPs do as leaders?
8-1 How can a DNP make his or her mark as leader?

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[PDF]The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing ... www.aacn.nche.edu/.../DNP
http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing-Leading-Change-Advancing-Health/Recommendations.aspx?page=4
http://onlinenursepractitionerprograms.com/msn-vs-dnp-nurse-practitioner-programs-which-degree-is-right-for-me/

http://nursing.columbia.edu/new-heights-decade-dnp
2-1 Elaborate on the following statement: DNP is a degree, not a role.

In reference to the DNP serving as a degree instead of a role, curricula features that serve as the fundamental basis of the program represent an advanced level of expertise for nurses that has never been recognized by the healthcare field for nurses. Because of the specialty courses and instruction in nursing theories and nursing research, which is incorporated with practice-focused doctoral programs that integrates practice experiences to create an intense practice immersion experience for those who receive a DNP degree. This degree will place nurses on par with Doctors and other professionals who receive degrees that symbolize their level of healthcare expertise, which enables them to influence healthcare policy. The program requirements that mandate applicants possess a baccalaureate degree from accredited university, diploma or associate degree from accredited RN program and baccalaureate degree in non-nursing field raise the bar for nursing degrees. This degree will not be a role, but as is the case with other professions wherein the highest degree of expertise in their field entails Doctorates symbolize the highest degree of expertise in nursing possible, which coupled with requiring the Master of Nursing degree from accredited nursing programs, allows these nurses to influence healthcare policy not only in nursing, but throughout the healthcare system.

2-2 Elaborate on your thoughts about community evolution and organizational representation for the DNP.

Organizational representation in regards to advocating for the evolution of the DNP is rooted in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and its endorsing of the DNP degree program as the sole highest academic achievement for nurses. The objective in October 2004 was to ensure that the DNP became the single entry degree for advanced practice nurses (APNs) to provide nurses with a degree path that is specified similar to doctors. Because of this approach, the nursing programs across the nation have significantly been altered with most graduate nursing programs incorporating the DNP program over the last 11 years into their universities as the single entry degree for advanced practice nurses. This evolution has occurred because of the endorsement of the AACN's initiatives by nursing associations and healthcare organizations throughout the country. Over 153 DNP programs have enrolled students with an additional 106 programs that were developing their own programs in 2011.

This evolutionary process has not ended because the change process that has occurred as a result of the DNP evolution will be a persistent force moving forward in the 21st century as it will dominate the nursing landscape across universities and their nursing graduate programs, in schools of nursing, state educational systems, credentialing systems, and healthcare delivery systems.

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HospitalQualityInits/HospitalHCAHPS.html

3-1 What will be the competing differences and complimentary forces among a DNP-prepared nurse and a tenured faculty member in the academic setting?

Complimentary forces that exist amidst DNP-prepared nurses and tenured faculty members in the academic setting will entail the fact that both are demanding and require rigorous scholarly tracks with nurses who are dedicated to committing themselves toward advancing nurses role in shaping healthcare policy. These individuals ...

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