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The Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project: A Framework for Success, Second Edition focuses on assisting students and faculty with creating a system for the completion of the DNP scholarly project.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials

The newly revised Second Edition of The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing is the first text of its kind and is modeled after the eight DNP Essentials as outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Each section discusses the materials relevant to an element of the Essentials document and advises on the steps necessary to fulfill the requirements of the degree. The text is written for current DNP students as well as those considering the degree program. It also serves as a fantastic reference for professionals and those who have already completed a DNP program.

Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice

Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice

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 (2013) 

Project Management for the Advanced Practice Nurse

While many books exist on project management in health care, most are written from the perspective of a hospital's upper leadership. This is the first resource to encompass the specific knowledge base and skills required for graduate-level nurses and students to effectively perform the duties of a project manager. Based on proven project management principles, the text defines concepts specifically for APNs and APNs with a DNP degree, and enables them to apply processes used in the business operations side of a health care organization. The book describes the fundamentals of project design step by step, from needs assessment through project closing. It provides detailed examples of tools used by project managers, describes how to apply these tools in the management of a complex health care work environment, and identifies key concepts critical to project success.

Transformational Leadership in Nursing, Second Edition

This award-winning text guides nursing graduate students in developing the key skills they need to fulfill emerging leadership roles as our health care system experiences profound change and increasing complexity. The book provides a wealth of critical information, practical tools, creative vision, and inspiration that will help to facilitate leadership at the highest level of clinical practice. This second edition is expanded and updated to incorporate leadership challenges resulting from health care reform, changes in the current vision of health care, and innovations that foster leadership development. Two completely new chapters address transformational leadership regarding changing health care perspectives and emerging contexts for health care. The text helps graduate students to master the skills they need to work effectively with interdisciplinary colleagues, address challenges within the confines of budget constraints, and resolve health care disparities and improve outcomes in all settings. 

The Role of the Preceptor: A Guide for Nurse Educators, Clinicians, and Managers, 2nd Edition

Thoroughly updated, this practical "how-to" guide provides a useful and easy-to-follow framework for developing and implementing preceptor programs, for learning to precept students, and for facilitating the development of expertise in both preceptors and preceptees. The contributor list includes specialists within a wide spectrum of clinical nursing settings who have expertise in preceptor program development. This text is essential to nursing faculty and nursing clinicians who want to set up preceptor programs, guide student experiences, or help orient novice practitioners to the practice setting. It explains the differences between precepting and mentoring or teaching; provides insights into preceptor programs; and explores internships, residencies, and mentoring.

The Nurse Manager's Guide to Innovative Staffing

In nursing school, you likely envisioned a career focusing exclusively on patient care, until you were thrust into the reality of numerous additional responsibilities. Whether staffing and productivity are part of your current role or next career move, The Nurse Manager's Guide to Innovative Staffing, 2nd Ed., is for you. This practical guide can help you get a handle on every staffing issue, from assessing your current state to understanding and implementing unique care delivery models to leveraging innovative solutions to your staffing challenges. Inside, you'll find: Detailed examples of staffing plans, policies, and delivery models, Calculation formulas and worksheets, including full-time equivalencies (FTEs), PTO, and productive vs. nonproductive time, Sound strategies for introducing new processes and technology, Real-world staffing experiences from front-line managers, Staffing and care delivery models for non-acute care settings, Staffing and scheduling for rural and critical access hospitals, Staffing plans and ethical considerations in disaster management Book jacket.

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