Molly Bradshaw DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, is an associate professor and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program coordinator for EKU Online. Dr. Bradshaw, in conjunction with Tracy Vitale, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NE-BC, published “The DNP Project Workbook: A Step-by-Step Process for Success.”
Realizing that there was a lack of material on the market that addressed how to go about the DNP project in a practical and digestible way, Dr. Bradshaw and Dr. Vitale published this workbook as a resource to DNP students everywhere. It serves to break down the DNP project into more manageable sections for students.
“There’s a lot of good information out there on the DNP project. However, most of the textbooks don’t really teach students how to put the information into action,” said Dr. Bradshaw.
Consisting of short simple lessons, “The DNP Project Workbook”,allows students to explore, research and conduct preparatory work in order to enrich their studying and mentorship experiences throughout the completion of the DNP project.
Informed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the workbook provides foundational information, as well as fundamental information about being a professional at the doctoral level.
“We’ve tried to be as globally sensitive as we can to make sure that this fits everyone’s needs,” explained Dr. Bradshaw, “There are experts from all over the country that have reviewed [the workbook] and contributed lessons to it, including the EKU faculty.”
Coupled with the publication of the workbook is The DNP Project Podcast. Hosted by Dr. Bradshaw and Dr. Vitale, the podcast serves as yet another resource for student success. The podcast is an accessible resource to students, with both seasoned DNP professionals providing tips, inspiration, project examples, and more.
Explore topics such as: the difference between a DNP and a PhD program, the minimum things that need to go into a DNP project, how to identify the issues to focus on in the project, how to develop a plan, and strategies for implementing and disseminating your findings.
“The DNP Project Workbook”and The DNP Project Podcast take a comprehensive approach to the DNP project, serving as guides for student success.