Examine strategies for initiating and implementing an interprofessional team to improve patient and population healthcare outcomes.

Examine strategies for initiating and implementing an interprofessional team to improve patient and population healthcare outcomes.

Case Assignment: DNP Issues

DNP Issues: Education, Tenure, Practice, Credentialing, Titling & Conducting Research
Course Objectives:
1.) Analyze the history of nursing education with emphasis on the development of the doctor of nursing practice.
2.) Critique the roles of advanced practice nurses in current healthcare systems.
3.) Examine strategies for initiating and implementing an interprofessional team to improve patient and population healthcare outcomes.
4.) Evaluate collaborative efforts of an interprofessional team. Introduction:
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree was created in 2004, and because of the newness of the degree, some confusion and disagreement exists as to the roles DNP prepared nurses fulfill. There is also a lack of understanding about the impact they can make in patient and population health, clinical outcomes, and the healthcare system. This week Dreher and Smith-Glasgow (2017) discuss the role strains/stress DNP prepared nurses are feeling in their current practice. Some DNP prepared nurses express being frustrated and concerned about how some work environments do not accept the DNP prepared nurse in advance role settings as being different from the Master of Nursing (MSN) prepared nurse (Dreher & Smith-Glasgow, 2017).

Case Assignment: DNP Issues

Case Assignment: DNP Issues
As DNP students, you may need to educate other healthcare providers/systems on the roles DNP prepared nurses play, and the purpose of practice projects, to find mentors and earn buy in for evidence-based projects, particularly because DNP projects are not primary research projects. Moving forward there will be a great need for reflection, which can enhance practice, as reflection identifies experiences, skills, and knowledge in practice. Reflection expands existing knowledge, which may also lead to conceptual changes that narrow the theory-practice gap, by identifying what was learned by practice experiences, and figuring out what learned information can be applied in future practice. As time moves forward, DNP prepared nurses will trail blaze a defined path that significantly contributes to nursing practice, research, and education.
Reference
Dreher, H. M. & Smith-Glasgow, M. E. (2017). DNP role development for doctoral advanced nursing practice (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Discuss DNP SALARY from reviewing at least 2 current journal articles on a DNP issue topic. After reading and additional student initiated readings, the student will formulate a coherent and concise reply to their assigned DNP SALARY.
** Need to respond to the con perspective from the pro DNP perspective.
Assignment Criteria:
1. The scholarly paper should be in narrative format, 3 to 4 pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages.
2. Include an introductory paragraph, purpose statement, and a conclusion.
3. Include level 1 and 2 headings to organize the paper.
4. Write the paper in third person, not first person (meaning do not use we or I), and in a scholarly manner. To clarify: I, we, you, me, our may not be used. In addition, describing yourself as the researcher or the author should not be used.
5. Include a minimum of 5 professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal references to support the paper (review in Ulrich Periodical Directory) that are less than five years old.
6. APA format is required (attention to spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations).

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

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