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The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing + Navigate 2 Premier Access, 4th Edition

  • Zaccagnini, Mary
  • Judith M. Pechacek
  • ISBN-10: 1284167070
  • ISBN-13: 9781284167078
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing continues to be the only complete textbook for all eight American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing. With DNP programs now found in every state and the number of programs increasing on a yearly basis, having a textbook dedicated to the DNP Essentials is imperative as faculty and students will use it as a template for future and existing programs. This Fourth Edition provides the infrastructure for students, faculty, and practicing DNP's to achieve and sustain the highest level of practice. The newly revised Fourth Edition features updates and revisions to all chapters and expands on information relating to the current and future changes in today’s complex healthcare environment. Each essential is covered in detail to frame the foundation of the DNP educational program. The text features the addition of new DNP project resources, with supplemental case studies highlighting DNP projects and the impact of this work. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Premier Access. This Access includes interactive lectures, competency mapping for DNP Essentials, case studies, assessment quizzes, a syllabus, discussion questions, assignments, and PowerPoint presentations.


  • Exhaustive chapter on the DNP project and revised DNP project current practice abstracts

  • Revised content reflecting the most current AACN white paper

  • A chapter on each of the DNP Essentials

  • Authored by DNP graduates currently in practice

  • Contains project abstracts reflecting current issues in practice

Table of Contents

Part I: Essentials for Practice
Chapter 1: Nursing Science and Theory: Scientific Underpinnings for Practice
Chapter 2: Systems Thinking, Healthcare Organizations, and the Advanced Practice Nurse Leader
Chapter 3: Clinical Scholarship and Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 4: Information Systems/Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care
Chapter 5: Healthcare Policy for Advocacy in Health Care
Chapter 6: Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health
Chapter 7: Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving the Nation's Health

Part II: Doctor of Nursing Practice Roles
Chapter 8: Traditional Advanced Practice Roles for the DNP
Chapter 9: Emerging Roles for the DNP

Part III: The Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project
Chapter 10: A Template for the DNP Project