Posted: December 27th, 2022
Congratulations on your acceptance into the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Grand Canyon University. Earning a DNP is a major milestone for you personally and a significant contribution to your community and profession. In keeping with the expectations of DNP professionals, learners enrolled in this program are expected to display courteous and professional conduct and develop strong scholarly skills DNP-801A Introduction to DNP Studies. This course will begin to prepare you for your professional journey.
In a few words, explain how your future role as a Doctor of Nursing Practice leader will serve your profession and your personal community. On a personal level, what do you expect to achieve from this program? (This response does not require research support DNP-801A Introduction to DNP Studies.)
Review the “Discussion Forum Philosophy” located in the Class Resources. You are expected to post in the forum according to these guidelines without further prompting for the duration of the program.
The rigor of a DNP program requires that each learner maintain personally developed strategies that can be used to minimize stress in order to maintain a healthy balance. One important area to consider is self-care. Discuss ways in which you will recognize signs of imbalance or stress as a DNP learner. Explain what type of self-care routines or activities you can use in these instances to help you better achieve balance. (This response does not require research support.)
In response to your peers, discuss what strategies they are using that could work for you or provide suggestions to peers for self-care DNP-801A Introduction to DNP Studies.
The doctoral learning process is uniquely autonomous and requires self-imposed initiative to investigate, gather information and orient yourself to the expectations of the program. In order to be successful, it is important to develop strategies to maintain a healthy balance in your academic, professional, and personal life.
The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on the “Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar,” the doctoral dispositions, and the resources introduced to you in this topic in order to prepare a plan to be a successful learner DNP-801A Introduction to DNP Studies.
After attending the “Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar,” reading the doctoral dispositions, and reviewing all of the resources indicated, write a 500-750-word paper including the following:
Provide confirmation that you have attended the “Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar,” read the “Doctoral Dispositions and Acknowledgement of Review,” and familiarized yourself with all the listed resources, by completing the “Acknowledgement of Review” statement below and copying/pasting it to the bottom of your reflection paper.
Acknowledgement of Review:
I, (INSERT NAME), verify that I have reviewed doctoral dispositions, attended the Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar, and have accessed and reviewed the Direct Practice Improvement Project Group and Associated Milestones, DNP Learner Expectations, DNP Direct Practice Improvement Project Recommendations, and the APA, PowerPoint, and writing resources in the Writing Center of the Student Success Center. I agree to uphold the doctoral dispositions and comply with the expectations of the program.
The Individual Success Plan (ISP) assignment in this course requires your collaboration with the course faculty early on to establish a plan for successful completion of mutually identified and agreed-upon specific deliverables for your programmatic requirements. Programmatic requirements are: (1) completion of required practice immersion hours, (2) completion of work associated with program competencies, and (3) work associated with completion of your Direct Practice Improvement (DPI) Project.
A preconference meeting is required for DNP-815A, 840A, 830A, 955A, 960A, 965A. A preconference meeting is intended for the learner and preceptor/mentor to review course- and learner-specific learning objectives: the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of the learner and preceptor/mentor during this practice immersion experience. All faculty and preceptor/mentor information will be given to each party by the learner. Any course or program information requested by the preceptor/mentor will be provided by the learner. During this meeting, the learner and preceptor/mentor will discuss the course and practice immersion goals, including any projects that are to take place. The faculty will review the submitted document and must approve proposed projects at this time. The faculty will also send an introductory email to the preceptor/mentor.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment as it pertains to deliverables due in this course.
Learners in the DNP program are required to develop a Direct Practice Improvement (DPI) Project. Describe your proposed practice site and a potential patient practice problem that you are interested in exploring for your project. Explain why this is a valid topic for your practice site. How do you believe this project will contribute to the body of knowledge in your field?
To ensure that the proposed practice problem is viable, refer to the “DNP Direct Practice Improvement Project Recommendations,” located in the DC Network, and answer these questions: DNP-801A Introduction to DNP Studies Why is this a valid issue at my practice site? Why is this a patient practice problem? Will there be enough current research on this topic, or is it still being investigated by researchers?
Learners are expected to demonstrate scholarly writing throughout the program in all written work (discussion forum, assignments, final project). Reflect on writing your Scholarly Writing Using Research paper and consider which of the standards of scholarly writing are most challenging for you:
Describe which is most challenging for you and why. What tools or sites did you use to address the challenges? What strategies will you use to become more proficient? DNP-801A Introduction to DNP Studies (This response does not require research support.)
You are expected to use the principles of scholarly writing throughout the program without further prompting. Refer to the writing resources in the GCU Library and Student Success Center for ongoing assistance.
“Scholarly writing” is a term that indicates a set of standards are used or required for professional writing. In the DNP program, learners are expected to use scholarly writing for all coursework and in the development of their Direct Practice Improvement (DPI) Project. Standards for scholarly writing for this program are:
The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize the learner with the overall expectations of scholarly writing and the tools available to help you succeed. Learners in this program are expected to demonstrate scholarly writing throughout the program.
The GCU DNP program requires learners to develop a Direct Practice Improvement (DPI) Project for successful completion of the program. The purpose of the DPI Project is to identify a valid patient practice problem at your practice site and propose an evidence-based intervention shown by current and authoritative research to improve the nursing practice problem. DNP-801A Introduction to DNP Studies
Write an essay of 750-1,000 words, address the following:
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