DNP Scholarly Project

Course Number: NURS 955
Credit(s): 6
Prerequisite(s): DNP Program enrollment

This scholarly project is a culminating, independent experience which demonstrates the student's synthesis of coursework and lays the foundation for future scholarship. The student will propose and lead a quality improvement or practice change initiative using evaluation data. The project will be embedded in a healthcare organization and address an organizational need. The project will be supervised by a faculty committee. The final project will be defended in an oral examination and the supervising committee will approve the final written report. It is intended that the report will be a publishable paper if feasible and results will also be disseminated through clinical and scientific meetings. Students will participate in a seminar when enrolled in project credits. Credits can be repeated to facilitate effort on the project with 6 credits required for the degree.