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Doctor of nursing practice

Doreen C Harper, Teena M McGuinness, Jean Johnson
BACKGROUND: The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree positions nurse practitioners (NPs) and other advanced practice registered nurses, with clinical competencies similar to other disciplines requiring doctoral education (medicine, physical therapy, psychology, and pharmacy). In addition, all these disciplines also offer residencies. However, nursing is the only discipline that does not require a doctoral degree and/or have a systematic approach to residency training for advanced practice roles...
August 31, 2016: Nursing Outlook
Nathan G Tipton, Patricia M Speck, Trimika L Bowdre, Pamela D Connor
Despite nurses' demonstrated expertise in the public health workforce, there has been a continued erosion of public health nursing (PHN) positions in health departments and academe. The need for a strong public health infrastructure and well-educated public health workforce remains vital in meeting PHN research challenges. In response to these needs, our college of nursing undertook a six-year Health Resources and Services Administration-funded expansion of the PHN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. This article illustrates program evaluation, lessons learned, and PHN DNP graduate and workforce outcomes related to supplying culturally diverse PHN leaders, assuring quality improvement, creating sustainable partnerships, and improving poor health outcomes...
July 2016: Nursing Education Perspectives
Neeraj Nagpal
Physicians and Internists in India have tended to brush under the carpet legal issues affecting their profession. Of concern to all Physicians is the judgment in a recent case where the NCDRC has stated that if MD Medicine Physicians write Physician & Cardiologist on their letterhead it is Quackery. What is MD Medicine degree holder in India qualified and trained to treat ? These are issues which need debate and that can only be initiated once we recognize that there is a problem. Either an MD Medicine is a cardiologist or he is not...
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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This book is an informative reference guide to pathologies, illnesses and some minor injuries that nurse practitioners, paramedics, doctors and allied health professionals are likely to deal with in their daily practice. Laid out in a logical way, its outlines red flags, risk factors, causes, assessment, diagnostics, and management of various conditions.
October 6, 2016: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Karen Hande, Linda Beuscher, Terri Allison, Julia Phillippi
Doctor of nursing practice (DNP) faculty advisers help students navigate academic challenges, professional development, and leadership opportunities while earning a DNP degree. Student needs during DNP education are unique from other programs and require careful advising to address common challenges. This article links student needs with advising competencies and presents strategies for faculty development and support.
October 5, 2016: Nurse Educator
Laura Petitta, Lixin Jiang, Charmine E J Härtel
The present study adds novel knowledge to the literature on emotional contagion (EC), discrete emotions, job burnout, and the management of healthcare professionals by simultaneously considering EC as both a job demand and a job resource with multiple social pathways. Integrating EC into the job demands-resource model, we develop and test a conceptual model wherein multiple stakeholder sources of emotional exchanges (i.e., leaders, colleagues, patients) play a differential role in predicting caregivers' absorption of positive (i...
October 10, 2016: Stress and Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress
C L Kirkdale, G Nebout, M Taitel, J Rubin, I Jacinto, R Horta, F Megerlin, T Thornley
Improving influenza vaccination coverage has been, and still remains a challenge internationally. There are now many examples where countries have pursued a pharmacist-led influenza vaccination service in order to enhance vaccination coverage of at-risk populations. England, Portugal and the United States are successful examples where their experience implementing this service can now be explored retrospectively and learnt from. This review aims to provide evidence to help overcome barriers to commissioning and implementation of such services in countries new to the experience...
October 4, 2016: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
Mary Raleigh, Helen Allan
AIM: To explore multiple perspectives on the use of physical assessment skills by Advanced Nurse Practitioners in the UK BACKGROUND: Physical assessment skills practices are embedded in advanced nursing practice roles in the UK. There is little evidence on how these skills are used by Advanced Nurse Practitioners' on the community. DESIGN: Case study METHODOLOGY AND METHODS: A qualitative interpretative single-embedded case study of 22 participants from South of England...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
M Charlesworth, M Mort, A F Smith
Previous studies of critical care admissions have largely compared patients that have been granted or declined admission. To better understand the decision process itself, our ethnographic approach combined observation of and interviews with critical care physicians in a large English hospital. We observed 30 critical care doctors managing 71 referrals and conducted ten interviews with senior decision-makers to explore the themes raised by our observations. We analysed data using the constant comparative method...
October 7, 2016: Anaesthesia
O Vallès-Fructuoso, B Ruiz-de Pablo, M Fernández-Plaza, V Fuentes-Milà, O Vallès-Fructuoso, G Martínez-Estalella
OBJECTIVE: To determine the perspective of intensive care nursing staff on the limitation of life support treatment (LLST) in the Intensive Care Units. METHOD: An exploratory qualitative study was carried out by applying the theory of Strauss and Corbin as the analysis tool. Constructivist paradigm. POPULATION: Nursing staff from three Intensive Care Units of Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge. Convenience sampling to reach theoretical saturation of data...
October 1, 2016: Enfermería Intensiva
Narelle Borrott, Sharon Kinney, Fiona Newall, Allison Williams, Noel Cranswick, Ian Wong, Elizabeth Manias
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine how communication between nurses and doctors occurred for managing medications in inpatient paediatric settings. BACKGROUND: Communication between health professionals influences medication incidents' occurrence and safe care. DESIGN: An ethnographic study was undertaken. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews, observations and focus groups were conducted in three clinical areas of an Australian tertiary paediatric hospital...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Rasmus Bo Jansen, Ole Lander Svendsen, Klaus Kirketerp-Møller
INTRODUCTION: Charcot foot is a severe complication to diabetes mellitus and treatment involves several different clinical specialities. Our objective was to describe the current awareness, knowledge and treatment practices of Charcot foot among doctors who handle diabetic foot disorders. METHODS: This study is based on a questionnaire survey sent out to healthcare professionals, primarily doctors, working with diabetic foot ulcers and Charcot feet in the public sector of the Danish healthcare system...
October 2016: Danish Medical Journal
Sherrill L Sellers, Melissa E Moss, Kathleen Calzone, Khadijah E Abdallah, Jean F Jenkins, Vence L Bonham
PURPOSE: To examine nurses' self-reported use of race in clinical evaluation. DESIGN: This cross-sectional study analyzed data collected from three separate studies using the Genetics and Genomics in Nursing Practice Survey, which includes items about use of race and genomic information in nursing practice. The Racial Attributes in Clinical Evaluation (RACE) scale was used to measure explicit clinical use of race among nurses from across the United States. METHODS: Multivariate regression analysis was used to examine associations between RACE score and individual-level characteristics and beliefs in 5,733 registered nurses...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Michael A Carter, Dwayne Accardo, Thomas Cooper, Patricia Cowan, Wendy Likes, Donna Lynch-Smith, Laura Melaro
BACKGROUND: Many changes have occurred in DNP programs since they first began. University of Tennessee Health Science Center began the practice doctoral program in 1999 and today enrolls over 100 new baccalaureate nursing (BSN)-to-Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students each year. More than 500 DNPs have graduated to date. METHOD: A review of the history and challenges of this program are presented as a potential exemplar for other programs to consider. RESULTS: Several changes have taken place, including a shift from Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)-to-DNP programs to almost all BSN-to-DNP programs, a new appreciation for writing skills, and movement away from a separate DNP project...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Education
Beth A Staffileno, Marcia Pencak Murphy, Elizabeth Carlson
BACKGROUND: Uncertainty exists surrounding collaborative relations among Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)- and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)-prepared faculty. PURPOSE: This qualitative study explored the attitudes and determinants for effective collaboration among doctoral-prepared nursing faculty. METHODS: Focus groups were conducted using a convenience sample of doctoral faculty who taught in either/both DNP or PhD programs. Focus group questions were derived to identify interpersonal, organizational, and systemic determinants of collaboration...
August 28, 2016: Nursing Outlook
Jean Dowling Dols, Christina Hernández, Heather Miles
BACKGROUND: In the evolving Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) movement, there continues to be a lack of agreement about the final scholarly project. PURPOSE: This study identifies and describes the faculty practices and challenges related to the DNP project across the United States. METHODS: In a descriptive research study, 90 DNP program directors responded to an online survey describing the environment of the DNP program with emphasis on the final scholarly project...
July 13, 2016: Nursing Outlook
Alice Travers, Vanessa Taylor
INTRODUCTION: Improving end of life care is a national imperative. Unsatisfactory care persists particularly in acute hospitals, with shortcomings, variability in communication and advance care planning identified as fundamental issues. This review explored the literature to identify what is known about the barriers to initiating end-of-life conversations with patients from the perspective of doctors and nurses in the acute hospital setting. METHOD: Six electronic databases were searched for potentially relevant records published between 2008 and 2015...
September 2, 2016: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Paul H Lee, Benjamin J Cowling, Lin Yang
We conducted a study to examine the knowledge, attitudes, and opinions of health care workers (HCWs) and the factors associated with receipt of influenza vaccination in HCWs during August 2015 in 3 hospitals in Jiangsu Province, China. Among the 173 doctors and 220 nurses included in this study, the proportions who received vaccination for the 2014-2015 season were 14% and 13%, respectively. Ninety-eight percent of doctors and 99% of nurses maintained their vaccination practice over 4 seasons.
September 21, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
Katrin Blondal, Brynja Ingadottir, Hildur Einarsdottir, Dorothea Bergs, Ingunn Steingrimsdottir, Sigrun Steindorsdottir, Gudbjorg Gudmundsdottir, Elin Hafsteinsdottir
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of implementation of evidence-based recommendations to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study, conducted in 2010-12, with a before and after design. SETTING: A major referral university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Data were collected before (n = 244) and 1 year after (n = 255) the intervention for patients who received urinary catheters...
September 24, 2016: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Vernell P DeWitty, Patricia A Tabloski, Catherine M Millett, Marion Evan Hambrick, Megan Shreffler, Christine A Downing, Carolina G Huerta
This article presents the development and psychometric analysis of the Doctoral Readiness Self-Assessment for Doctoral Study. This survey was developed as the first step of a Web-based, on-line mentoring platform for nurses who are considering a doctoral degree program. By identifying and anticipating the predictors and barriers of success in doctoral nursing education, including practical (finances, time, geographical restriction) and personal factors (motivation, attitudes, perceived ability to navigate the application process), students are guided through a self-reflective process to determine readiness...
September 2016: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
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