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Transtheoretical Model for Change
November 19, 2014 10:33 AM by Walton Reddish
As healthcare providers and patient advocates, we are often faced with convincing our charges that a change is needed. Human nature is to resist change. Most of us settle into familiar routines in our lives and jobs and, no matter how inefficient or unhealthy Read More...
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The Health of the Community
October 8, 2014 2:56 PM by Deanna McCarthy
"Epidemiology" and "Health Indices of Urban Populations": these are the names of the two courses I am taking this semester. At first, I thought, What does this have to do with being an DNP? I am learning that it has a lot to do with being a DNP. You need Read More...
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Keeping Up with Being a DNP
October 1, 2014 4:04 PM by Julie Schreiner
When I became a nurse practitioner, I was overwhelmed with the amount of information I had to retain from school. On top of that, keeping up with the most up-to-date research to support my clinical practice was hard, too. Now, as a Doctor of Nursing I Read More...
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Policy and the DNP
September 24, 2014 10:46 AM by Walton Reddish
For many DNPs - and nurses in general - politics and policy making are important tasks best left to someone else. As clinical nurse leaders, however, who is better suited to shape help medical policy than the DNP? Nurses are already well placed in various Read More...
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BSN to DNP
September 10, 2014 10:48 AM by Deanna McCarthy
BSN nurses are getting DNP degrees. What do you think about this? Personally, I am not happy about this fact. I have had my BSN since 1987 and my MSN since 1992. I don't think that a nurse who has had their BSN for only 5 years should be getting the same Read More...
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What are DNPs doing about mental health?
September 3, 2014 12:08 PM by Julie Schreiner
With the recent death of Robin Williams, mental health has certainly been in the forefront of many minds. It has been highlighted in the news media, conversations and, of course, the hearts of the many fans of the late actor. But what are we doing about Read More...
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NPs as PCPs
August 27, 2014 3:20 PM by Walton Reddish
Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) first made headlines, a frequent topic in the media has been the shortage of primary care providers (PCPs) to accommodate the influx of newly insured patients. At the time of its implementation, it was estimated that Read More...
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When the Nurse Wants to be Called Doctor
July 23, 2014 8:38 AM by Keischa Cash
Getting my DNP was challenging, but, unfortunately, my employer was not as supportive as I had hoped of my hard-earned achievement. When I received my doctorate I intended to introduce myself as Dr. Cash to patients and wanted staff to address me as such, Read More...
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Tenure for DNPs in Academia
October 28, 2011 12:06 PM by Michael Zychowicz
Q: I have seen tenure for the PhD nurse in academic centers, but not the DNP. Why the disconnect? A: This is a great question and I write this as a DNP-prepared nurse educator who was tenured at a college of nursing where previously I was a faculty member. Read More...
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