Title Conducting the DNP Project
Subtitle Practical Steps When the Proposal is Complete
Author Denise M. Korniewicz
ISBN 9780826168269
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 254
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2020
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A “how-to” approach to navigating the strenuous path from DNP plan to completed project

You completed your DNP proposal and have approval to proceed: What’s next? How do you move from proposal phase to conduct and complete your project? This text is the first to discuss the practical steps to implement and complete the project and will help DNP students to systematically transition from plan to action. Written by an author with extensive experience helping students with their quality improvement projects, the text educates readers on the core components of conducting the clinical scholarly project.

With a focus on working effectively with clinical staff, the book addresses IRB approval; ethics; working with human subjects; project planning; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting clinical data; disseminating findings; and how to complete the project in a timely manner. It discusses interprofessional collaboration, team building, and how to debrief project participants. Examples of successful scholarly projects and recommendations for project improvement offer additional guidance, along with consideration of common problems that many students face and how to resolve them. Objectives and review questions are provided in selected chapters.


Key Features:

  • Delivers practical, step-by-step strategies for implementing and completing the DNP project
  • Focuses on finding and effectively communicating with team members
  • Explains how to collect, analyze, and interpret clinical data
  • Describes how to establish protocol for working with patients
  • Offers chapter objectives, review questions, and case studies demonstrating major content components




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Part I: Introduction to the Clinical Project Proposal

Chapter 1. Introduction and Review of the Clinical Proposal (Denise M. Korniewicz) • Introduction • Document Review • Review of the Proposal Components • Presentation of Proposal • Making Decisions or Troubleshooting • Presentation of the Findings • Summary • References

Chapter 2. Stages for the Implementation of the DNP Project (Carol Patton)• Introduction • Focus of the DNP Project• • Programmatic and Healthcare Influences • Key Factors That Guide the DNP Project • DNP Project: Plan, Design, and Evaluation • Implementation of the DNP Project • Collecting and Monitoring Data • Management of the DNP Project • Summary • References

Chapter 3. Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process and the DNP Project (Carol Patton) • Introduction • Overview of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) • IRB Approval, Process, and the DNP Project • Types of IRB Reviews • Informed Consent • DNP Student Preparation for IRB and Ethical Research • Determining which IRB to Submit the DNP Project • Vulnerable Populations • Submission of an IRB Application • IRB Approval and Implementation of the DNP Project • Completion of the DNP Project and Final IRB Reports • Summary • Application Exercises: Preparing and Submitting an Institutional Review Board (IRB) Application for a DNP Project • References • Appendix 3.1: Example of a DNP Institutional Review Board Submission • Appendix 3.2: Example of an Institutional Review Board Communication Granting Approval to Begin • Appendix 3.3: Example of an Institutional Review Board Communication Requesting Additional Clarification


Part II: Data

Chapter 4. Data Collection, Management, Entry, and Analysis (Maher M. El-Masri and
Fabrice Immanuel Mowbray)
• Introduction • Understanding Data • Data Collection Methods • Choosing a Statistical Method • Data Entry • Quantitative Data Analysis • Qualitative Analysis • Summary • Application Exercises: Psychometric Measures, Validity, and Reliability • References


Part III: The Clinical Staff and Interprofessional Collaboration

Chapter  5. Defining Clinical Staff and Roles and Responsibilities (Denise M. Korniewicz) • Introduction • Assessment of the Clinical Environment • Identification of Clinical Staff • Engaging Clinical Staff • Sustaining Clinical Staff in the Project • Debriefing Clinical Staff About the Project • Summary • Refrences

Chapter 6. Team Building, Inter-Professional Collaboration (Maridee Shogren) • Introduction • Leadership • Positive Communication Skills • Team Building • Interprofessional Collaboration • Summary • Application Exercises: Team Building, Leadership, and Interprofessional Collaboration • References

Chapter 7. Debriefing the Clinical Staff (Mary Wyckoff) • Introduction • Step 1: Understanding Debriefing and the DNP Project • Step 2: Learning Styles and Debriefing • Step 3: Miller’s Pyramid for Assessment • Step 4: Facilitator Principles for Debriefing Sessions • Summary • References


Part IV: Interpretation, Dissemination of Findings, and Beyond

Chapter 8. Interpretation of Findings and Impact on Clinical Practice (Denise M. Korniewicz) • Introduction • Interpreting a Qualitative DNP Project • Part II: Interpreting Quantitative DNP Projects • Part III: Impact of the Clinical Findings • Summary • Application Exercises: Quantitative Versus Qualitative Data Methods • References

Chapter 9. Dissemination of Findings, Presentations, and Publications (Carol Patton) • Introduction • Determining Authorship • Presentation of Oral or Poster Projects • Preparation of a Manuscript • Peer Review Process for Publication • Where to Submit for Publication • Where NOT to Submit for Scholarly Publication • When to Submit for Publication • How to Submit for Publication • Editorial Responses to Submitted Publications • Summary • Application Exercises: Development of a Meaningful Poster Presentation • References

Chapter 10. After the Project: Incorporating Knowledge into a Successful Career (Denise M. Korniewicz) • Introduction • Step 1: Defining Clinical Scholarship • Step 2: Cultivating Ones’ Own Clinical Scholarship • Step 3: Life-long Learning and Clinical Scholarship • Step 4: Roadmap for Clinical Scholarship • Step 5: Examples of a Clinical Scholar • Summary • References


Part V: Answers to the Application Exercises

Chapter 11. Application Exercise Answer Keys



About the Author:

Dr. Denise M. Korniewicz, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the author of over one hundred manuscripts and four books. She has held a variety of leadership, research, and faculty positions throughout her academic career. After receiving her degrees from Madonna University (BS), Texas Woman’s University (MS), and the Catholic University of America (PhD), she completed postdoctoral education at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing and the School of Medicine in the Department of Infectious Disease. She holds certificates in executive management and higher education from the Wharton School of Business, Carnegie-Mellon University, and Georgetown University, School of Nursing. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and has been awarded the American College of Clinical Engineering Challenge Award, the Georgetown University, School of Nursing Faculty Award, and the mentor award for outstanding achievement from Sigma Theta Tau. Most recently, she has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who.

   Because of her research endeavors with interdisciplinary colleagues (microbiology, engineering, business, and biostatics), she has been a pioneer in the area of protective gear for healthcare personnel and has played a key role in the development of quality patient safety indicators, infection control standards, and international policies associated with new medical technologies. She has been recognized as a scholar, entrepreneur, business leader, and clinician.

   Throughout her career, she has been instrumental in working with graduate students and has been a role model in both formal and informal healthcare organizations. Dr. Korniewicz’s clinical research experience has provided multiple mentorship opportunities for DNP students. As a result of her extensive faculty, researcher, and administrative background, this book has been written to provide a practical approach for DNP students to develop their final DNP project. A stepby-step approach with specific examples as to how to successfully complete the DNP project has been provided.

Target Audience:

This book is useful for DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) students or faculty teaching in DNP Program.


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