Innovatively Operationalizing a Doctor of Nursing Practice Group or Team Project
In 2015, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recommended group or team projects as another option for students to meet the final scholarly project requirement in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program (AACN, 2015). As an additional bonus, group DNP projects prepare graduates to function in interprofessional teams and can be implemented by faculty for new project advisement models to improve efficiencies.
The published literature is lacking practical information on how to operationalize DNP group projects. The AACN outlined expectations that each student take part in the project planning, implementation, and evaluation; has a leadership role; and produces a deliverable such as a manuscript for a peer-reviewed or nonrefereed journal (AACN, 2015). This article describes a DNP group project from our post-master's DNP program.
Milner, K. A., & DeNisco, S. (2019). Innovatively operationalizing a doctor of nursing practice group or team project. Journal of Nursing Education, 58(10), 615-616. Doi: 10.3928/01484834-20190923-14