Title

Assessing DNP Impact Using Program Evaluations to Capture Healthcare System Change

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-17-2016

Publication Title

The Nurse Practitioner

DOI

10.1097/01.NPR.0000481509.24736.c8

Abstract

The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree was formalized in 2004. Data evaluating the impact of DNP-prepared nurses on individual patient care, population health, and healthcare system outcomes are limited. This article demonstrates how the DNP Essentials can be used to frame DNP program evaluation data.