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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000029

Exploring Early and Future Use of DNP Prepared Nurses Within Healthcare Organizations

Nichols, Catherine DNP, APRN, BC; O’Connor, Nancy PhD, RN, ANP-BC; Dunn, Deborah EdD, MSN, GNP-BC

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A strategy to gather data on DNP utilization and impact was designed using Donabedian’s conceptual model and was piloted by surveying chief nursing officers (CNOs) leading Michigan’s public and teaching hospital systems. Few of the responding CNOs reported currently employing DNP-prepared nurses. The majority reported gaps in knowledge related to role expectations and projected outcomes from a DNP-prepared nurse. Nurse leaders should become familiar with the role competencies of the DNP in order to maximize the potential contribution of this new level of care provider to improving care quality and access.

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