2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Advanced Practice Nursing
"This is a unique book that will be valuable to both graduate
students and professional advanced practice nurses. Since the role
of the DNP graduate is evolving, this is an important contribution
to the field. It focuses on the developing discussion of practice
and graduate degrees in the field of nursing and provides
up-to-date information about the evolving and expanding roles of
DNP graduate nurses." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews
"This outstanding and thought provoking book...provides the
knowledge to not only understand the issues and role related
challenges of doctoral advanced nursing practice but the
inspiration to embrace the role and become a transformer of
healthcare...the use of reflective responses throughout the
chapters by national DNP scholars, practitioners, and experts is a
gift to the field."
--From the Foreword by Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN,
CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN
Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor
Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health
Functioning as both a graduate and professional textbook, "Role
Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice" explores the
historical and evolving role of the new doctoral advanced practice
This innovative text presents a distinctive two-part chapter
organization that provides content followed by one or more
"Reflective Responses," which consist of commentaries that may
counter or support the opinions of each chapter author. Written by
well-known DNP leaders representing the diverse roles and
experience of academics, administrators, and practitioners from
different DNP programs, these "Reflective Responses" initiate
thought-provoking classroom discussion. This stimulating and
provocative text presents issues germane to DNP education, core
competencies, and unfolding role development. It is an essential
resource in DNP role development courses and courses covering
contemporary DNP degree issues. Key Features:
Provides background information on the evolution of the DNP
degree, essential content on role theory, and what nursing "roles"
are and how they are evolving Discusses how master's versus
doctoral-level advanced nursing practice roles differ Focuses on
the basic roles of the DNP graduate that currently predominate:
practitioner, clinical executive, educator, clinical scientist, and
the role of the clinical scholar Highlights how the DNP can use his
or her new competencies to function at a higher level Covers the
diverse skills that comprise the doctoral APRN and doctoral APN
role, including leadership content, negotiation skills, leveraging
technology to support doctoral advanced level practice, and
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