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DNP 840 Topic 1 Individual Success Plan (ISP)

The Individual Success Plan (ISP) assignment in this course requires your collaboration with the course faculty early on to establish a plan for successful completion of mutually identified and agreed upon specific deliverables for your programmatic requirements. Programmatic requirements are: (1) completion of required practice immersion hours, (2) completion of work associated with program competencies, and (3) work associated toward completion of your Direct Practice Improvement Project.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment as it pertains to deliverables due in this course:

  • Locate and download Individual Success Plan (ISP) document in the DC Network.
  • Review the DNP Program Milestones document in the DC Network and identify which milestones apply to this course. Note: Not all courses have milestones.
    Determine what practice experiences you plan to seek in order to address each competency. Include how many hours you plan to set aside to meet your goals. Learners will apply concepts from each of their core courses to reflect upon, critically examine, and improve current practice and are required to integrate scholarly readings to develop case reports that demonstrate increasingly complex and proficient practice.
  • Use the Individual Success Plan to develop a personal plan for completing your practice hours and how competencies will be met. Show all of the major milestones and deliverables.

Within the Individual Success Plan, ensure you identify specific deliverables which can include the following: individualized DNP practice immersion contracts; comprehensive clinical log of hours applied to doctoral level learning outcomes; learner evaluations; mentor evaluations; current and updated CV; scholarly activities; GCU DNP competency self-assessment; reflective journal; course goals and plan for how competencies and practice immersion hours will be met; faculty and mentor approvals of course goals and documented practice immersion hours; and DPI project milestones.

  • Identify the specific deliverables you will complete throughout this course from those defined above or others negotiated with your faculty. And you need to turn in a new Individual Success Plan for all courses.
  • Identify the remaining deliverables you will complete in the upcoming courses.
  • List the challenges you expect to encounter as you continue the practice hour and competency requirements throughout this course? How might you overcome these challenges?
  • You can renegotiate these deliverables with your faculty throughout this course and update your Individual Success plan accordingly.
  • 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 LopesWrite.

Directions:

Complete the Contact Information table at the beginning of the ISP resource, and type in your signature and the date on which you completed the table.

Read the information in the ISP document including the following:

  1. Learner expectations.
  2. Derivation of the ISP.
  3. Instructions for completing the ISP.
  4. Follow the instructions and complete the ISP.

DNP 840 Topic 3 Care Delivery or Nursing Model Change

General Requirements:This assignment will give you practice with presentation software along with preparing you to provide specific information for your proposed changes. This is a two-part assignment that will also give you practice in presenting to administrators.There will be times when the doctorally prepared advance practice nurse will need to suggest a nursing model change or a change in care delivery. It will be important for the doctorally prepared advanced practice nurse to have an understanding of how to deliver information and what information should be shared with an audience.

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

  • 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 requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
  • 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 LopesWrite.

Directions:

Part One:

Create a 12-15 slide presentation (PowerPoint, include slide notes or voice over; Prezi, include voice over) that presents a proposed care delivery or nursing model change for a department that aligns costs, quality, and health that supports the care of patients across the continuum. Include the following:

  1. Background of issue
  2. The proposed solution
  3. How solution meets need of population (stakeholders, cost, and payer to proposed change)
  4. Proposed change process to implement delivery model
  5. Expected outcomes
  6. Implications that are realistic and aligned with current and future health care financing

Part Two:

  1. Present your presentation to at least one administrator.
  2. Write a brief summary, 100-250 words, of the feedback given to you by the administrator(s).

Portfolio Practice Hours:

Practice immersion assignments are based on your current course objectives and is application based learning using your real-world practice setting. These assignments earn practice immersion hours and are indicated in the syllabus by a Portfolio Practice Hours statement, which reminds you, the learner, to enter in a corresponding case log in Typhon. Actual clock hours are entered, but the average hours associated with each practice immersion assignment is 10.

You are required to complete your assignment using real-world application. Real-world application requires the use of evidence-based data, contemporary theories, and concepts presented in the course. The culmination of your assignment must present a viable application in a current practice setting. For more information on parameters for practice immersion hours, please refer to DNP resources in the DC Network.

To earn portfolio practice hours, enter the following after the references section of your paper:

Practice Hours Completion Statement DNP-840

I, (INSERT NAME), verify that I have completed (NUMBER OF) clock hours in association with the goals and objectives for this assignment. I have also tracked said practice hours in the Typhon Student Tracking System for verification purposes and will be sure that all approvals are in place from my faculty and practice mentor.

 

DNP 840 Topic 4 Comprehensive Assessment Part One: Competency Matrix

The DNP comprehensive assessment provides learners the opportunity to demonstrate their achievement of core and specialty DNP competencies. It is also an appraisal of learners’ ability to integrate and synthesize knowledge within the context of their scholarly and practice interests and their readiness to complete the DPI project. The two-part comprehensive assessment includes evaluation of work completed throughout the program and a final synthesis and self-reflection demonstrating achievement of programmatic outcomes. In Part One of the assessment, learners are required to collect and review coursework deliverables and practice immersion hours completed in the program thus far. In Part Two, learners will be required to synthesize and reflect on their learning and prioritize work for their DPI project.

General Requirements:

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

  • 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 not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Directions:

To complete Part One of the DNP Comprehensive Assessment:

Use the “Comprehensive Assessment Part One: Competency Matrix” to collect evidence from your completed program coursework to demonstrate how you have met selected competencies of the DNP program. Coursework to review includes:

Programmatic Coursework:

  1. Reflective Journals
  2. Case Reports
  3. Scholarly Activities (DNP 810, DNP-820, DNP-830, and DNP-840)
  4. 10 Strategic Points (DNP-820)
  5. DPI Project Draft Prospectus (DNP-830)
  6. Literature Review (DNP-830)
  7. Course-based assignments from prior courses (DNP-805 through DNP-840) eligible for Practice Immersion Hours.

As you complete the matrix, be sure to select key, specific evidence from your coursework and briefly summarize (no more than 1-2 sentences) how selected assignments demonstrate your achievement of program competencies. As you review your work, take time to review your instructor feedback regarding areas that may have been weak or lacking, or where points were not fully addressed or supported in your submission. You will need this information for a discussion question in Topic 4.

Your completed matrix will provide you with a “road map” to focus and direct you in the completion of Comprehensive Assessment Part Two. Before you begin Part Two, take time to note any “blank spaces” in the matrix; these spaces indicate competencies left unmet by your coursework to-date. You will need this information for a discussion question in Topic 4 as well.

 

DNP 840 Topic 5 Political Activism

Many careers are influenced by government regulations. Health care is one of those careers, similar to education, where the workers are hesitant to be involved in the political process. If we are to advance the cause of quality patient care it becomes imminent that doctorally prepared advanced practice nurses get involved in the political process.

This assignment will prepare you to determine what policy you may want to be involved in changing by creating an objective policy brief. A policy brief is a concise summary of a particular issue, the policy options to deal with it, and some recommendations on the best option. This assignment will be two parts.

General Requirements:

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

  • 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 requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
  • 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 LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions:

Part One:

Write a policy brief regarding an issue relevant to health policy of 1,000-1,250 words. Include the following:

  1. Executive summary
  2. Introduction
  3. Approaches and results
  4. Conclusion
  5. Implications and recommendations
  6. Graphics and tables may be included as appropriate

Part Two:

  1. Locate the contact information for a state, local, or federal official for your area.
  2. Locate information regarding the official’s stance on the issue you discuss in your policy brief.
  3. Send the official a letter or e-mail that explains your position and offers suggestions on how the official should move forward with the agenda from your policy brief. Include the brief as an attachment.

Portfolio Practice Hours:

Practice immersion assignments are based on your current course objectives and is application based learning using your real-world practice setting. These assignments earn practice immersion hours and are indicated in the syllabus by a Portfolio Practice Hours statement, which reminds you, the learner, to enter in a corresponding case log in Typhon. Actual clock hours are entered, but the average hours associated with each practice immersion assignment is 10.

You are required to complete your assignment using real-world application. Real-world application requires the use of evidence-based data, contemporary theories, and concepts presented in the course. The culmination of your assignment must present a viable application in a current practice setting. For more information on parameters for practice immersion hours, please refer to DNP resources in the DC Network.

To earn portfolio practice hours, enter the following after the references section of your paper:

Practice Hours Completion Statement DNP-840

I, (INSERT NAME), verify that I have completed (NUMBER OF) clock hours in association with the goals and objectives for this assignment. I have also tracked said practice hours in the Typhon Student Tracking System for verification purposes and will be sure that all approvals are in place from my faculty and practice mentor.

 

DNP 840 Topic 6 Comparison of Leadership Models and Styles

Leadership models abound. For this assignment, you will have two parts submitted as one assignment. In Part One you will review an assortment of models and styles and make a comparison of servant leadership to other models of leadership, including at least one model of transformational leadership. Also, contrast how these models bring about change in organizations. In Part Two you will look at leadership styles, determine yours, and compare the results of the personal model inventory and your personal leadership style.

General Requirements:

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

  • Complete the “Personal Model of Leadership” tool to find your personal model.
  • Complete the Leadership Development Questionnaire (“Leadership Development – Test One – What is your leadership style?”).
  • 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 requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
  • 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 LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions:

Write a 1,250-1,500 word paper that discusses how your personal model of leadership and leadership style may be applied in your work and how it compares to servant leadership and other models.

Part One:

  1. Discuss your personal model of leadership and how you might apply it in your role as a doctorally prepared advanced practice nurse.
  2. Analyze how your personal model reflects a practice of servant leadership.
  3. Compare servant leadership to two other leadership models.
  4. Discuss how leaders implement each of the models and how they fit with your personal model.
  5. Contrast the effectiveness of these models to bring about change in an organization.

Part Two:

  1. Evaluate how your personal model of leadership works in conjunction with your leadership style.
  2. Develop an action plan using SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Relevant, and Timely) with an evaluation of personal development to work on two areas of personal improvement for your leadership style. The plan must include at least two SMART goals.

Portfolio Practice Hours:

Practice immersion assignments are based on your current course objectives and is application based learning using your real-world practice setting. These assignments earn practice immersion hours and are indicated in the syllabus by a Portfolio Practice Hours statement, which reminds you, the learner, to enter in a corresponding case log in Typhon. Actual clock hours are entered, but the average hours associated with each practice immersion assignment is 10.

You are required to complete your assignment using real-world application. Real-world application requires the use of evidence-based data, contemporary theories, and concepts presented in the course. The culmination of your assignment must present a viable application in a current practice setting. For more information on parameters for practice immersion hours, please refer to DNP resources in the DC Network.

To earn portfolio practice hours, enter the following after the references section of your paper:

Practice Hours Completion Statement DNP-840

I, (INSERT NAME), verify that I have completed (NUMBER OF) clock hours in association with the goals and objectives for this assignment. I have also tracked said practice hours in the Typhon Student Tracking System for verification purposes and will be sure that all approvals are in place from my faculty and practice mentor.

 

DNP 840 Topic 7 Benchmark Assignment Comprehensive Assessment Part Two: Outcomes and Reflection

The DNP comprehensive assessment provides learners the opportunity to demonstrate their achievement of core and specialty DNP competencies. It is also an appraisal of learners’ ability to integrate and synthesize knowledge within the context of their scholarly and practice interests and their readiness to complete the DPI project. The two-part comprehensive assessment includes evaluation of work completed throughout the program and a final synthesis and self-reflection demonstrating achievement of programmatic outcomes. In Part One of the assessment, learners were required to collect and review coursework deliverables and practice immersion hours completed in the program thus far. In Part Two, learners are required to synthesize and reflect on their learning and prioritize work for their DPI project.

General Requirements:

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

  • 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 LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions:

To complete Part Two of the DNP comprehensive assessment:

Use the information collected in the competency matrix from Comprehensive Assessment Part One to address the following prompts as directed. Each response should be 500-750 words. Your responses should concisely demonstrate synthesis of knowledge gained in the program and the relevant application of knowledge into your practice. You are further required to cite relevant and specific evidence from your coursework to demonstrate your achievement of these programmatic outcomes and corresponding competencies. Review the rubric for this assignment prior to responding to the prompts. Your responses should specifically address the competencies included on the rubric.

Outcome 1:

A DNP must integrate and apply appropriate nursing and science-based theories to evaluate and analyze health and health care phenomena and develop and implement innovative practice approaches.

In what ways have you integrated and applied nursing and science-based theories in your coursework and practice during your DNP course of study? How will you apply what you have learned to your DPI project? Cite specific evidence from your coursework and practice immersion hours in your response.

Outcome 2:

A DNP must provide the leadership to develop and implement health care and organizational policy based on regulatory and other external and internal factors and drive effective change within organizations.

In what ways have you demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of policy or policy change and contributed to quality improvement during your DNP studies? How will you apply what you have learned to your DPI project? Cite specific evidence from your coursework and practice immersion hours in your response.

Outcome 3:

A DNP must be able use information systems to mine, analyze, and apply data for the purpose of improving information systems as well as patient and organizational outcomes.

In what ways have you successfully applied data analysis to the improvement of information systems, patient care, and organizational outcomes during your course of study? How will you apply what you have learned to your DPI project?  Cite specific evidence from your coursework and practice immersion hours in your response.

Outcome 4:

A DNP must be able to articulate and implement strategy and to advocate for the ethical and equitable deployment of care delivery models for improvement of individual, aggregate, and population health management.

In what ways have you articulated, deployed, or advocated for such strategies in your coursework and practice immersion hours? How will you apply what you have learned to your DPI project? Cite specific evidence from your coursework and practice immersion hours in your response.

Outcome 5:

A DNP must be able to evaluate practice outcomes and use research, national benchmarks, and other relevant findings from evidence-based practice to design, direct, utilize, and evaluate quality improvement methodologies that lead to improved patient-centered care.

In what ways have you evaluated practice outcomes and participated in quality improvement initiatives in your coursework and practice immersion hours? How will you apply what you have learned to your DPI project? Cite specific evidence from your coursework and practice immersion hours in your response.

Self-Reflection:

Based on an evaluation of your learning to date, assess your readiness for undertaking your DPI project. How has what you learned in your coursework and practice immersion hours and application of learning in your practice informed your approach to your project? What do you need to revise in your 10 Strategic Points document and/or your Draft Prospectus to successfully implement your project? Reflect on your progress to this point and outline the steps necessary to successfully complete your DPI Project Proposal for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) in DNP-955.

Practice Hours Completion Statement DNP-840

I, (INSERT NAME), verify that I have completed (NUMBER OF) clock hours in association with the goals and objectives for this assignment. I have also tracked said practice hours in the Typhon Student Tracking System for verification purposes and will be sure that all approvals are in place from my faculty and practice mentor.

 

DNP 840 Topic 8 Reflective Journal

Learners are required to maintain a reflective journal integrating leadership and inquiry into current practice.

In your journal, reflect on the personal knowledge and skills gained in the this course and address a variable combination of the following: new practice approaches, intraprofessional collaboration, health care delivery and clinical systems, ethical considerations in health care, population health concerns, the role of technology in improving health care outcomes, health policy, leadership and economic models, and/or health disparities. Outline what you have discovered about your professional practice and the personal strengths and weaknesses that have surfaced. What additional resources and abilities could be introduced to a given situation to influence optimal outcomes? Finally, how did you meet the competencies aligned to this course?

Additional information regarding your reflective journal is found in the DC Network.

Submit your reflective journal both to the instructor and in the Typhon Tracking System under the corresponding course section. Failure to submit your journal in both the classroom and Typhon system may result in a grade of Incomplete for the course.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

DNP 840 Topic 8 Scholarly Activities

Examples of scholarly activities include attending conferences, seminars, grand rounds, participating in policy and quality improvement committees, writing scholarly publications, participating in community planning, serving as a guest lecturer, etc. Involvement in and contribution to interdisciplinary initiatives are also acceptable scholarly activities.Throughout the DNP program, learners are required to provide a report documenting participation in a minimum of four scholarly activities outside of clinical or professional practice. These reports will be due in specific courses throughout the program, as described below, and must be documented in your Practice Portfolio by the end of each course in which an activity report is due.

Documentation of these activities is required in DNP-810, DNP-820, DNP-830, and DNP-840.

A summary report of the scholarly activity, including who, what, where, when and take home points, will be submitted as the assignment. Include the appropriate program competencies associated with the scholarly activity and future professional goals related to the activity. Use the “Scholarly Activity Summary” template to help guide this assignment.

 

DNP 840 Topic 8 Practice Hours Portfolio

Practice Hours Portfolio Required ElementsThe Typhon Tracking System will be used to document and follow the status of your practice immersion hours throughout this and every subsequent course. Learners must be able to document a minimum of 50 concurrently or previously logged practice hours in association with this course, which will contribute to fulfillment of the total required 1,000 post-baccalaureate practice hours by the conclusion of the program. Please review the Practice Hours Portfolio Required Elements itemized below, then review the Guidelines for Graduate Field Experience Manual document in the in the DC Network for details on what may/may not qualify as practice hours.

The Practice Hours Portfolio (using the Typhon Student Tracking System) will include all of the following elements:

  1. Individual Success Plan signed off by mentor.
  2. Case log of actual clock hours applied to doctoral level learning outcomes.
  3. Learner evaluations: one by faculty and one by mentor (final).
  4. Practice mentor evaluations (final).
  5. Current and updated CV. (Update each course as necessary.)
  6. Faculty approvals of the Individual Success Plan and documented practice immersion hours. (Learner is responsible for obtaining approvals.)
  7. Practice mentors’ approval of the Individual Success Plan and documented practice immersion hours. (Learner is responsible for obtaining approvals.)

Practice Hours Completion Statement

Learners will track their practice hours within the Typhon Tracking System throughout each course and via the Practice Hours Completion Statement provided in this assignment.

Complete the following statement in a Word document, submit it to the instructor, and complete the Typhon Tracking System entries appropriate for this course.

Practice Hours Completion Statement DNP-840

I, (INSERT NAME), verify that I have completed (NUMBER OF) practice hours in association with the goals and objectives for this course. I have also tracked said practice hours in the Typhon Student Tracking System for verification purposes and will be sure that all approvals are in place from my faculty and practice mentor.

DNP 840 Topic 8 Final Evaluation by Faculty

Faculty must evaluate the student.  Students will review the evaluations and confer with faculty if needed.

 

 

DNP 840 Topic 8 Final Evaluation by Mentor

The mentor will perform a final clinical evaluation via the Typhon system. The mentor will receive an e-mail link at the beginning of Topic 6 to access the evaluation through Typhon.

Students will access the completed mentor evaluations in Typhon under the tab for “EASI: Evaluation and Survey Instrument” and print out the completed evaluation, sign it, and upload the signed evaluation into LoudCloud.

The course faculty will review the evaluation in LoudCloud and confirm in Typhon.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the mentor has completed evaluation. If the mentor does not receive the evaluation via the e-mail address on file with GCU, the student should contact the course faculty immediately.

 

 

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