For this assignment you will prepare a scholarly product that reports your progress (or results) and implications of your DNP project to a designated audience. If you are not in the implementation or evaluation phases of your DNP project you may report on a project that you have worked on during your practicum experiences with the practicum site. While you are not required to actually present your work it will be beneficial for you to prepare your product for dissemination now while you can receive feedback from your peers and faculty committee.
Your scholarly product may be in the form of a manuscript for publication, project summary and evaluation report, conference proceedings, poster presentation, program evaluation report, grant proposal, media or technology-based deliverable, or a different faculty approved product. The scholarly product is due to your Instructor by Day 7 of Week 10 so you may receive feedback on it before finalizing your DNP Project Paper (a DNP program requirement). Unless otherwise arranged with your Project committee, your final product must include the following information, and must be written in a style appropriate for your intended audience:
- Background, Purpose, and Nature of the ProjectDescribe the larger problem or issue you explored in your DNP Project. Explain how this problem or issue affects nursing practice and the overall health care system, and describe how your DNP Project explored possible strategies for addressing the problem or issue.
- Research Design, Setting, and Data CollectionBriefly explain the methods you used to carry out your DNP Project, including any relevant theoretical frameworks or models. Identify the practice setting and context in which you conducted your project, as well as the sample/population as applicable. Outline your data collection methods and justify why you chose these methods.
- Presentation of ResultsExplain the results of your DNP Project. Include any relevant graphs, tables, charts, models, or other visual representations of your data/results. Include a short description of each visual, what it displays, and how it relates to your project.
- Interpretation of Findings, and Implications for Evidence-Based PracticeShare the results of your DNP Project, and provide an interpretation of your findings. Describe how the results can be translated into evidence-based practice. Explain how this would impact the main problem or issue you explored in your DNP Project.