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Doctor of nursing practice : enhancing professional development

Author: Ruth McCaffrey
Publisher: Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Company, 2012.
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Enhance your understanding of the essential elements of the Doctor of Nursing Practice as defined by the AACN.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McCaffrey, Ruth.
Doctor of Nursing Practice : Enhancing Professional Development.
Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Company, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth McCaffrey
ISBN: 9780803628502 0803628501 1280879351 9781280879357
OCLC Number: 799768142
Notes: Ways of Knowing as Clinical Inquiry to Develop Evidence.
Description: 1 online resource (501 pages)
Contents: Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contributors; Reviewers; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: Doctor of Nursing Practice: Evolution, Education, and Practice; Overview of Doctoral Education in the United States; Brief History of Doctoral Education in Nursing; Early Controversy--Defining the Science of Nursing; Growing Demand for Clinical Leaders; Dividing Doctoral Education in Nursing; Education of Advanced Practice Nurses; Overview of Advanced Practice Nursing; Midwives; Nurse Anesthetists; Clinical Nurse Specialists; Advanced Nurse Executives; Nurse Practitioners. Evolution of the Nurse Practitioner RoleNurse Practitioners as Independent Health-Care Providers; Brief History and Overview of the DNP; Creating and Defining the DNP; Planning and Evaluating DNP Programs; Purpose and Intent of DNP Programs; Reasons the DNP Degree Should Be the Entry into Advanced Practice Nursing; DNP as Resolution to the Primary Care Shortage; Barriers to the DNP; Concerns From PhD-Prepared Nurses; Effect of DNP on Nursing Faculty Shortage; Concerns by Physicians; Title Encroachment; Bridging the Gap Between Academic and Clinical Nursing; Program Change from Master's to DNP. Prescriptive Authority and OversightCredentialing and Reimbursement; Role of DNPs in Practice today; Things to Consider Before Starting a DNP Program; Online Resources; Conclusion; Chapter 2: Scientific Underpinnings for Practice; History of the Philosophy of Science; Greek Philosophers; Socrates; Plato; Aristotle; Philosophy in the Middle Ages; Philosophy in the Age of Enlightenment; Descartes; Pascal, Bacon, Da Vinci, and Copernicus; Newton; Philosophy in the Industrial Revolution; Post-World War I Modernism; Thomas Kuhn and Paradigms; Modern Philosophical Theories From Outside Nursing. Logical PositivismExistentialism; Critical Social Theory; Phenomenology; Nursing Science, Theory, and Theory Testing: An Overview; Nursing Theory for Advanced Practice; Theory in Nursing; Metatheory; Conceptual Models; Grand Theories; Middle Range Theory; Middle Range Theory of Uncertainty in Illness; Middle Range Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms; Middle Range Theory of Interpersonal Relationships; Middle Range Theory of Behavior Change; Microrange theory; Ethical Decision Making in Advanced Practice Nursing; Ethical Principles and DNP Education; American Nurses Association Code of Ethics. Patient as First PriorityCollaboration as an Ethical Imperative; Privacy and Confidentiality; Impaired Practice; Accountability, Responsibility, and Self-Respect; Issues of Social Justice in Advanced Practice Nursing; Organizational Science: Systems Theory; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice: Translating Research into Practice; Clinical Scholarship; Creating Inquiry Within Practice; History of Nursing Clinical Inquiry; Ways of Knowing; Using Reflection, Intuition, and Introspection to Uncover Evidence.
Responsibility: Ruth McCaffrey.


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