Title Practice-Based Scholarly Inquiry and the DNP Project, 2/e
Author Cheryl Holly
ISBN 9780826134936
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 278
Book size 216 x 235 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Praise for the First Edition:

“This wonderful and informative resource provides a definitive base of information for those engaged in clinical inquiry. It not only presents the information in a systematic format, it also provides specific examples of projects that have been completed by advanced practice nurses.” Score 100, 5 Stars

-Doody’s Medical Reviews


This one-of-a-kind resource is specifically designed to guide DNP students in the essentials of conducting practice-based studies. It demystifies the process by helping students to identify the methodology that best fits their project idea, envision the key elements of the project, design, set up, and run the project, and write up and disseminate the project outcome. In addition to being substantially updated throughout, the second edition includes four new chapters and reflects current literature, with updated references and suggested readings. Additionally, each chapter concludes with a Discussion Guide to assist faculty in pinpointing key points within the chapter.

The only book to address the complexities of clinical inquiry from a practice perspective rather than research perspective. The book builds on basic research concepts that, combined with the knowledge and experience gained by the APRN student, facilitate an in-depth understanding of how clinical research differs from traditional quantitative research. Packed with practical steps and tools, the book fosters the development of such skills as finding data, and reading, critiquing, and translating research to support evidenced-based practice within the health care system, either with a specific population, or for policy development. The text is based on the Scholarship of Integration and Application, one of the core DNP competencies, and is organized to build from simple to greater complexity. Each chapter features learning objectives, learning activities, and review questions.


New to the Second Edition:

  • Substantially updates all chapters
  • Includes four new chapters: The DNP Project, Finding and Critiquing the Best Evidence, Descriptive Projects, and Disseminating Results
  • New content reflects current literature
  • Offers updated references and suggested readings
  • Chapters conclude with a Discussion Guide to aid faculty and students to identify and explore key points

Key Features:

  • Delivers clear, essential guidance for clinical inquiry and research used to demonstrate practice outcomes
  • Written by an esteemed educator highly experienced in teaching clinical inquiry
  • Illustrates the application of “Scholarship of Integration and Application” , a core competency for the DNP
  • Guides readers in DNP student program/project design and evaluation
  • Presents content systematically from simple to complex




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Chapter 1: Being a Scholar

Chapter 2: Practice-Based Scholarly Inquiry

Chapter 3: The DNP Project

Chapter 4: Finding and Appraising Best Evidence




Chapter 5: Action Research

Chapter 6: Case Study Research

Chapter 7: Qualitative Descriptive Projects

Chapter 8: Clinical Interventional Studies

Chapter 9: Systematic Review

Chapter 10: Integrative Review

Chapter 11: Quality Improvement

Chapter 12: Program Evaluation

Chapter 13: Descriptive Observational Projects

Chapter 14: Disseminating Results of the DNP Project


Appendix A: Selected Text Resources for Practice-Based Scholarly Inquiry

Appendix B: Human Subject Protection

Appendix C: Selected How-To Sources for Practice-Based Inquiry

About the Author:

Cheryl Holly, EdD, RN, ANEF, FNAP, is professor, senior methodologist, and codirector of the Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST) at Rutgers School of Nursing, an inaugural Joanna Briggs Institute Center of Excellence. Dr. Holly holds a joint faculty appointment in the School of Nursing and School of Public Health. She teaches DNP program courses in population health, implementation science, and systematic review, as well as working with DNP students in their project residency course. Dr. Holly holds a BS in nursing from Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pleasantville, New York, and an MEd in adult health and physical illness and EdD in research and evaluation in curriculum/teaching, both from Columbia University. In addition, Dr. Holly has completed postgraduate work in comprehensive meta-analysis and advanced meta-analysis in the Statistics Institute. Apart from holding many other positions in the past, Dr. Holly has been an associate dean, department chair, director of a DNP program, director of nursing research and informatics at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, and senior vice president of quality clinical resource management. She is certified as a train-the-trainer in comprehensive systematic review by the Joanna Briggs Institute and has offered workshops on comprehensive systematic review across the country. Dr. Holly is the coordinator of the Eastern Nursing Research Society’s Research Interest Group on Comprehensive Systematic Review and Knowledge Translation, and she is a member of the Committee on Directors of the Joanna Briggs Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, the Evidence Translation Group, the Cochrane Nursing Care Field, the Cochrane Injuries Group, and the Joanna Briggs Institute Scientific Methodology Group on Umbrella Reviews and Rapid Reviews. She is also a member of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Board on Health Disparities and Health Delivery Systems. She serves as manuscript reviewer for several journals, including Nursing Outlook, Nursing Education Perspectives, the American Journal of Nursing, and the International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare. She is a founding member of the Implementation Science and Synthesis Network of the Americas. Dr. Holly has been principal investigator (PI), co-PI, or project director of several funded research projects. She has published extensively and presented internationally and nationally in the areas of evidence-based practice, systematic review, and knowledge translation and critical care nursing, and she has won awards for some of this work. She is a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education, a distinguished scholar and fellow of the National Academies of Practice, and a clinical fellow of the Joanna Briggs Institute.


Target Audience:

Guides readers in DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) student program/project design and evaluation.

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