The DNP Professional: Translating Value from Classroom to Practice

Linda Benson, DNP, ACNP-BC, CPHQ
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The DNP Professional: Translating Value from Classroom to Practice is a collection of exemplars from DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) -prepared experts across various advanced practice nursing roles and settings. 

The content illustrates the application of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s “Essentials,” quantifies successful DNP-prepared practitioner outcomes, and describes the overall impact of the nursing practice doctorate.

Each chapter is written by a different expert and focuses on how the Essentials relate to that author’s role, including business planning, evidence-driven decision making, data analytics, and interprofessional collaboration. These leaders demonstrate how to implement lessons learned in a DNP program and translate them into everyday practice in every nursing domain, with plenty of pearls to pass along.

Editor Linda A. Benson has divided the book into sections based on roles and settings:
•    Nurse Practitioner
•    Clinical Nurse Specialist
•    Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists 
•    Nurse Midwife
•    Nurse Executive
•    Academia
•    Population Health
•    Informatics
•    Legislative Activity

When performing at their peak, DNPs can affect clinical, satisfaction, and cost outcomes, as well as provide preceptorship and mentoring. With exemplars from across the continuum of practice sites and roles, The DNP Professional: Translating Value from Classroom to Practice enables both students and DNP graduates to optimize the curricular Essentials in the practice setting.

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Contributing Authors

Section I Nurse Practitioner Exemplars

Chapter 1 DNP Translated Practice Innovations for a Nurse Practitioner–Managed Free Clinic
Rebecca A. Bates, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMP

Chapter 2 The DNP Essentials in Clinical Practice: A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner’s Experience in Medical Genetics and Metabolism
Kara Morgan, DNP, APRN, CPNP-BC, CGC

Chapter 3 Utilizing the DNP Essentials to Deliver High-End Care in the Home
Tracie L. Moore, DNP, FNP, ACNP, ACNS-BC

Section II Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Collaboration Exemplar

Chapter 4 Acute Care DNPs: Improving Interprofessional Practice One Patient at a Time
Susanna Sirianni, RN, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, CCRN and Maria Teresa Palleschi, RN, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN

Section III Clinical Nurse Specialist Exemplars

Chapter 5 The Nursing Clinical Quality Specialist: A Perfect Position to Capitalize on the DNP Essentials
Linda A. Benson, DNP, ACNP-BC, CPHQ

Chapter 6 The Clinical Nurse Specialist as Chronic Disease Expert: The Synthesis of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies and DNP Essentials
Ileen Craven, DNP, CNS, MSN, RN-BC

Chapter 7 Lead, Follow, or Get Out of Your Own Way: An Experienced Registered Nurse to DNP Journey
Carol Essenmacher, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, NCTTP

Section IV Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Exemplars

Chapter 8 Implementing the DNP Essentials as a Chief Nurse Anesthetist and President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Chapter 9 The DNP Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist: Practice and Advocacy 
Debbie Barber, DNP, CRNA

Chapter 10 The Role of the DNP in Reducing Health Disparities and Advocating From the Viewpoint of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Jorge A. Valdes, DNP, CRNA, APRN

Section V Nurse-Midwife Exemplars

Chapter 11 A DNP-Prepared Midwife’s Role in Creating a Combined Prenatal/Substance Use Treatment Program
Nancy Renn-Bugai, DNP, MSN, CNM

Chapter 12 Establishing a Practice as a Novice DNP-Prepared Certified Nurse-Midwife
Michelle M. Davis, DNP, RNC-OB, NNP, CNM

Chapter 13 From Mid-Level Midwifery to High-Level Husbandry: A Rural Certified Nurse-Midwife’s Doctoral Journey
Dixie Shaheen Rasmussen, DNP, MSN-Ed, CNM

Section VI Nurse Executive Exemplars

Chapter 14 The DNP Degree: A Fundamental Requirement for the Chief Nursing Officer
Janet Hunt Davis, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CPHQ

Chapter 15 Leaders, Change Agents: The Unique Contributions of a DNP-Prepared Nurse Executive 
Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FAAN

Chapter 16 Aligning DNP Practice With the Mission and Strategic Priorities of the Organization 
Debra A. Burke, RN, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC

Section VII Academia Exemplars 

Chapter 17 Cultural Competency Through a Study Abroad Experience for DNP Students and Its Impact on the DNP Essentials 
Mary C. Loughran, DNP, RN, MHA

Chapter 18 Transforming DNP Systems Leadership Education
Melinda Earle, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Chapter 19 Integration of Telehealth Into DNP Curriculum and Clinical Practice
Pamela Paplham, DNP, AOCNP, FNP-BC, FAANP; Tammy Austin-Ketch, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP; and Mallory Andrzejak, DNP, FNP-BC

Section VIII Population Health Exemplars 

Chapter 20 Building Bridges, Not Walls: Using the DNP Toolbox to Establish Medical Respite for the Homeless Population
Courtney Pladsen, DNP, FNP-BC, RN

Chapter 21 Strategies for Incorporating Population Health Into a DNP Project
Marcia Johansson, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

Section IX Informatics Exemplars 

Chapter 22 A DNP-Prepared Director of Nursing Informatics Transforms Sepsis Recognition and Improves Sepsis Outcomes 
Deborah Chasco, DNP, CCRN, APRN, CNS

Chapter 23 Applying DNP Essentials Within the Field of Nursing Informatics to Impact Patient Care and Transform Health Care Provision
Carol Shade, DNP, MS, RN, CPHIMS, FHIMSS and Mary Field, DNP, MBA, RN, CPHON

Section X Legislative Activity Exemplar

Chapter 24 Advocating for Policy Change Through DNP Leadership
Robert Metzger, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Conclusion and Future Essentials
Financial Disclosures

About the Editors

Linda A. Benson, DNP, ACNP-BC, CPHQ has been a nurse for more than 40 years working in acute care and critical care settings. She has held a variety of positions including staff nurse, charge nurse, clinical preceptor, unit-based clinical instructor, critical care clinical nurse specialist, acute care nurse practitioner, and clinical quality specialist for various departments of nursing. Her education has consisted of a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Adult Health from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNYAB). Th is was followed by a post-master’s certificate from the University of Rochester and ended in the terminal nursing degree of the DNP from Madonna University. Her DNP capstone project concentrated on the impact of a nurse practitioner rapid response team on sepsis outcomes. After obtaining her DNP degree, she focused on performance improvement as a clinical quality specialist for Tampa General Hospital Department of Nursing. She has held adjunct faculty positions at SUNYAB and Western Michigan University teaching Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing students. She has disseminated new knowledge and creative solutions through more than 35 podium presentations at regional and national levels as well as 10 poster presentations. In addition, she has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals predominantly as the primary author. Th roughout her career she has chosen to give back to her profession having precepted and mentored numerous nurses at all degree levels.