Title Fast Facts for DNP Role Development
Subtitle A Career Navigation Guide
Author Denise Menonna-Quinn, Toni Tortorella Genova
ISBN 9780826136848
List price USD 35.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 208
Book size 127 x 203 mm
Publishing year 2020
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 Illustrates how the DNP degree fosters opportunities for nurses to shape the future of healthcare.

The first resource of its kind, this engaging handbook delivers practical guidance on the burgeoning roles and career opportunities afforded by the DNP degree, as well as the knowledge and skills required for career advancement. It provides students and professionals with a fundamental understanding of the value of the DNP degree and how it supports opportunities for nurses to shape the future of healthcare at academic, policy, organizational, site, and patient-care levels.

Following an overview of the DNP degree, along with a discussion of key competencies required for success in any DNP arena, this guide examines the various roles a DNP graduate can hold. Chapters highlight potential career paths, education and certification requirements, opportunities and challenges, and the integration of relevant AACN DNP Essentials. Reflection questions and resources for further exploration conclude each chapter.


Key Features:

  • Delivers practical guidance on the DNP degree, potential roles, and career opportunities
  • Describes how to integrate DNP Essentials into practice
  • Discusses key competencies required for success in any DNP role
  • Illustrates potential career paths with education and certification requirements
  • Promotes self-reflection with thought-provoking questions
  • Includes resources for further exploration






Part I: The DNP

Chapter 1. Pursuing the DNP Degree

Chapter 2. Making Sense of the DNP Essentials

Chapter 3. Applying the DNP Essentials to Practice


Part II: Roles for the DNP

Chapter 4. Juxtaposition of the DNP

Chapter 5. The DNP-Prepared Nurse as a Clinician

Chapter 6. The DNP-Prepared Nurse as an Executive

Chapter 7. The DNP-Prepared Nurse as an Educator

Chapter 8. The DNP-Prepared Nurse as an Informatics Specialist

Chapter 9. The DNP-Prepared Nurse as an Entrepreneur

Chapter 10. The Power of Change


About the Authors:

Denise Menonna-Quinn, DNP, RN-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN, began her nursing career as a graduate of the Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing, Teaneck, New Jersey. She always knew she would continue her education with her final goal being a doctoral degree. She graduated from St. Peter’s University, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, with a bachelor’s degree, which was quickly followed by a master’s degree in clinical nursing from Seton Hall University, West Orange, New Jersey. She reached her doctoral goal when she completed her doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey. Dr. Menonna-Quinn is a classroom and clinical instructor at colleges and universities in northern New Jersey, contributing to the education and developing practice of the next generation of nurses. It is her clinical practice where Dr. Menonna-Quinn has made her greatest contributions to nursing. She has dedicated her more than 30-year clinical career to the care of oncology patients in a wide variety of roles, including staff nurse, clinical specialist, breast cancer nurse coordinator, education specialist, insurance nurse navigator for melanoma patients seeking bone marrow transplants, and ambulatory chemotherapy administration nurse. She brings her considerable intellect and passion to the care of complex oncology patients with compassion, resulting in deep and meaningful nurse–patient relationships based on trust and caring.

Toni Tortorella Genova, DNP, APN-C, FNP-BC, NP-C, received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY, Downstate College of Nursing, Brooklyn, New York, and her master’s degree from the Hunter-Bellevue College of Nursing, New York, New York. Additionally, she received her DNP as a member of the inaugural class of William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, and her post-master’s certificate as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Tortorella Genova is a tenured faculty member at Bergen Community College, Paramus, New Jersey. She has 25 years of classroom and clinical teaching experience in medical–surgical nursing. Her role of educator is informed and influenced by her more than 35 years of experience as an oncology nurse in a variety of roles, including staff nurse, manager, clinical nurse specialist, and ambulatory oncology nurse, in multiple hospitals and private practices in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. She remains clinically active as a volunteer FNP for a clinic that provides healthcare to the uninsured.

Target Audience:

Delivers practical guidance on the DNP degree, potential roles, and career opportunities to nursing students and professionals.

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