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DNP 801 Introduction to DNP Studies Full Course GCU

Topic 1 DQ 1

General Requirements

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

Refer to the document “Discussion Forum Philosophy.” Download the file, print it, and use the information to guide your participation in the Main Forum. This information can also be found in the GCU University Policy Handbook.

Use the following links to explore the GCU Library:

http://library.gcu.edu/

http://libguides.gcu.edu/refworksandendnote​

Per the University Policy Handbook, each week, two initial posts and three ongoing contributions are required for a minimum of five separate posts on 3 separate days of the topic.

Directions:

Perform the following tasks to complete this assignment:

Identify the discussion questions/prompts in the Main Forum for the topic.

Identify the concepts, principles, theories, and other information in the course readings, lectures, and other resources that relate to the discussion questions/prompts.

Locate at least one scholarly research source which supports your initial response to each question/prompt. The reference may come from the topic readings.

Write an initial substantive response of 150-250 words in length. Begin your response with a restatement of the question/prompt, and include in-text citation(s) and a reference for each scholarly source used according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide located in the Student Success Center. The restatement of the question/prompt, the references, and the citations are not included in your response word count.

Post your substantive initial response to the Main Forum for the topic. Your initial response to question/prompt 1 must be posted by day 3 of the topic. Your initial response to question/prompt 2 must be posted by day 5 of the topic.

Contribute to discussion by posting at least one substantive response to another learner’s post on 3 days of the topic. Respond in a manner that initiates or contributes to discussion.

Question:

After reading, “Dr. Ronald Berman on Time Management” and viewing the video at the conclusion of the article, describe two strategies you will implement in order to improve your time management skills? How will you change your approach to time management using that information?

Topic 1 DQ 2

The DNP PI Workspace is a critical resource for DNP students. It contains essential resources for this course and valuable guidance tools for successfully completing your DPI projects. Navigate the DNP PI Workspace, Student Success Center, and the Guidelines for Graduate Field Experiences. After reviewing the above resources, answer the following:

  1. What information within the Guidelines for Graduate Field Experiences, DNP PI Workspace, and Student Success Center is the most helpful for this course and the completion of your DPI project? Why?
  2. Review the “DNP Direct Practice Improvement Project Recommendation PowerPoint” found in the course materials. Discuss a potential topic for your project in a brief paragraph. Consider the PICOT reminder slide when selecting your potential topic.

Topic 2 DQ 1

You will submit your written assignments to Turnitin in your courses as you complete the program. The purpose is to help you determine how effectively you are integrating other sources into your own writing. Turnitin reports assist you in determining if you are integrating other’s writing into your own correctly and in accord with acceptable practices for scholarly writing. Review the Turnitin report provided. Indicate paragraphs that you believe need review and provide rationale. Also, discuss the impact of correct APA format and integration of sources on your credibility as a scholar in the discipline.

Prepare this discussion question according to the guidelines found in the APA style guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Topic 2 DQ 2

Review the “PICOT Selection Guidelines” resource.

Using the PICOT format, formulate one evidence-based practice (EBP) question in correct format. Follow the selection guidelines in order to choose an appropriate topic idea that can be supported with empirical research.

In 150-200 words, justify why this topic fits the PICOT guidelines and is worthy of additional investigation.

Submit your PICOT question and supporting articles to the discussion forum for feedback.

Prepare this discussion question according to the guidelines found in the APA style guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Topic 3 DQ 1

After reviewing the “DNP Direct Practice Improvement Project Recommendations” PowerPoint, in addition to using the information you provided in your application to the GCU doctoral program, briefly describe a potential topic of interest for your DPI Project. How do you believe this project will contribute to the body of knowledge in your field?

Topic 3 DQ 2

Once you receive your Typhon access explore the website, create a sample case log with 1 minute of logged time (0:60). Create a screen shot of the completed sample log and post it in the Individual Forum for faculty review and approval. Along with your screenshot, briefly state any challenges you experienced.

Topic 4 DQ 1

After reading the article, “Evidence Synthesis and Meta-Analysis: A Practical Approach,” briefly and concisely describe specifically what you learned about synthesis and meta-analysis.

Topic 4 DQ 2

Metacognition is thinking about thinking. What are some of the benefits of metacognition, and why is it important for doctoral learners to understand their metacognitive processes?

Why is it important to develop the skill of questioning? How does developing this skill apply to your reading of empirical articles, research conclusions, and your own DPI Project?

DNP 801 Topic 5 DQ 1

Why is it important to develop the skill of questioning? How does developing this skill apply to your reading of empirical articles, research conclusions, and your own DPI Project?

DNP 801 Topic 5 DQ 2

How do you determine if the conclusions of empirical research are logically supported or not? Do conclusions that are not logically supported invalidate the entire study? Why or why not? How might you address utilizing studies or information from studies with unsupported conclusions?

DNP 801 Topic 6 DQ1

In your opinion, what is the difference between being a learner and being a scholar? Justify your claims.

DNP 801 Topic 6 DQ2

What are misrepresentations that can occur while reading other’s work and using its data? How can do you determine when data is a useful source of evidence for a project? Is it possible to misrepresent data and conclusions using statistics? Why or why not? How?

DNP 801 Topic 7 DQ 1

Briefly describe what you have learned from feedback given by your instructor regarding your PICOT question. How will you frame your PICOT differently moving forward? Be specific about what components, if any, that you will change.

DNP 801 Topic 7 DQ 2

Describe how your personal philosophy affects your worldview and how that impacts decision making and your approach to research. What does assessing your own worldview in this way teach you about yourself?

DNP 801 Topic 8 DQ 1

What is the most important skill for success in your doctoral pursuit? Why?

DNP 801 Topic 8 DQ 2

Reflect on the material and assessment given in the course and what you have learned in this course, what aspects of the doctoral pursuit do you find the most challenging? Most rewarding?

The purpose of this assignment is to ensure learners have reviewed all expectations in the DNP program.

Review the DNP orientation webinar, DPI milestones, DPI example projects, learner expectations, and APA style guides. After reviewing these resources, sign the “Doctoral Dispositions and Acknowledgement of Review” stating that you have agreed to uphold the doctoral dispositions and comply with the expectations of the program.

Submit the signed form to instructor.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

DNP-801-RS-DoctoralDispositionsAcknowledgementofReview.docx

DNP 801 Topic 2 Doctoral Learning Strategies

The purpose of the assignment is to demonstrate your working knowledge of APA format by writing a paper.

The doctoral Learning process is uniquely autonomous. It is important to develop individual plans for success and use personal strategies to reach your goals.

General Requirements:

  • Review the APA Quiz questions prior to beginning work on your paper.
  • When writing this paper ensure you are speaking from a formal standpoint and are not using I-statements.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions:

In 750-1,000 words, construct a paper that addresses the following.

  1. Discuss learning experiences one may face prior to the doctoral learning experience. Support your discussion with scholarly evidence.
  2. Research the autonomous nature of doctoral learning. Discuss how doctoral programs and learning skills and strategies employed when completing them is different than other learning experience.
  3.  Conduct a literature review of five scholarly articles related to strategies for success in doctoral programs.
  4. Based upon your research discuss specific strategies you recommend when developing a plan for successful completion of a doctoral program.

DNP801.v10R.APASelf-Assessment.docx

The purpose of this assignment is to draft an appropriate and effective PICOT question that can be related to your DNP project. Keep in mind your project will continue to evolve and take more specific shape as you move through your program. That is expected. It is important to begin with a workable PICOT question in mind so that you start off on the right track and can continue to refine your area in subsequent courses.

Consider an advanced practice nursing care problem or issue related to your intended DPI Project. Conduct a search in the GCU Library using CINAHL, The Cochrane Library, the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), OVID, or Sage Research Methods databases to find appropriate empirical resources regarding applicable nursing intervention research.

General Requirements:

  • Doctoral learners are required to use Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
  • Review the “PICOT Decision Pathway” and “PICOT Selection Guidelines” resources.

Directions:

  1. Utilizing your feedback you have received on your draft PICOT question from Topic 2 DQ1, create a draft PICOT question specifically related to your project. This PICOT will be revised and in Topic 8 will be submitted for approval by the college.
  2. Use the “PICOT Decision Pathway” to determine if your PICOT question is appropriate and can be supported with substantial research.
  3. Using the “PICOT Question Template”, formulate an evidence-based practice (EBP) question that pertains to your project focus.
  4. In addition to your evidence-based practice PICOT question, prepare a brief abstract about your topic. Include a rationale for why you have selected this topic and why you believe it is in line with the PICOT selection guidelines. If you have selected a route that advises caution on the “PICOT Decision Pathway” explain how you think you might mitigate complications that could occur to ensure you are able to successfully accomplish your project in a timely manner.

 

The purpose of this assignment is to understand the usefulness of evidence and the support it provides when answering a PICOT question.

General Requirements:

  • Doctoral learners are required to use Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please Review the rubric prior to the beginning to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Directions:

Part 1 : Empirical Article Selection

Locate three empirical articles related to your PICOT question that meet all the criteria found on the “Empirical Research Checklist” resource.

Part 2: Research Article Chart

Using the articles acquired in Part 1, provide a summary review of each component using the “Research Article Chart” template.

Submit the completed Research Article Chart to your instructor.

DNP 801 Topic 5 Annotated Bibliography

Details:
The purpose of this assignment is to be able to actively search for relevant research related to your PICOT topic and present it in a formal annotated bibliography.General Requirements:

  • Refer to the resource, “Preparing Annotated Bibliographies,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Directions:

As you search the library for scholarly research, limit your search to identify empirical articles. You can use the “Empirical Research Checklist” to help with this determination. Upon finding an empirical study, assess the validity of the conclusion by determining if the conclusion answers your proposed research question and if the methodology is appropriate.

Using the “Empirical Research Checklist” and your knowledge of finding empirical research articles, locate six articles directly related to your proposed PICOT question. You may use the three you used for the assignment in Topic 4.

Write an annotation for each of the six articles that includes a concise summary in your own words and the correct APA citation for each article.

 

The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate empirical research as it relates to your PICOT question.

General Requirements:

  • Doctoral learners are required to use Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions:

Using feedback from your instructor on your PICOT question and annotated bibliographies, revise your PICOT question and annotations.

Using your annotations, write a 1,250-1500 word paper, in which you evaluate the literature, including the study conclusions, merits, and shortcomings. Your evaluation should address the following questions, and your conclusions should be supported with appropriate citations.

  1. In which studies are the themes of the literature review similar? Different?
  2. In which studies do the data support the conclusion?
  3. In which studies do the conclusions answer the research question?
  4. What questions would you ask the authors?
  5. How might the evidence in these studies be of use to refining you PICOT question or perhaps formulating or implementing your DPI project?

 

The purpose of this assignment is to create a final PICOT question for your DPI Project to be approved by the college.

General Requirements:

  • APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Directions :

Using the “PICOT Question Template,” submit your final PICOT question for college approval to both the dropbox and the email address below.
PICOTDNP@gcu.edu

 

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