Develop and evaluate new practice approaches based on nursing theories and theories from other disciplines.
The DNP Essentials (AACN, 2006) outlined a number of competencies regarding scientific underpinnings for practice. Write a short essay regarding the extent to which you feel you are now prepared to:
1. Integrate nursing science with knowledge from ethics, the biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sciences as the basis for the highest level of nursing practice.
2. Use science-based theories and concepts to:
a. determine the nature and significance of health and healthcare delivery phenomena;
b. describe the actions and advanced strategies to enhance, alleviate, and ameliorate health and healthcare delivery phenomena as appropriate; and
c. Evaluate outcomes.
3. Develop and evaluate new practice approaches based on nursing theories and theories from other disciplines.
Introduction: Introduces the purpose of the reflection and addresses AACN DNP Essentials (AACN, 2006) pertinent to scientific underpinnings for practice.
Reflection: Include a self-assessment regarding learning that you believe represents your skills, knowledge, and integrative abilities to meet the pertinent DNP competencies as a result of active learning.
Conclusion: An effective conclusion identifies the main ideas and major conclusions from the body of your essay. Minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the pertinent DNP competencies to scientific underpinnings for practice.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN]. (2006). The essentials of doctoral education for
advanced nursing practice. Washington, DC: Author.