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Voices from the field: the doctor of nursing practice degree

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Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), post-secondary education

Abstract (summary)

This is the first book to document and analyze the development and integration of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs in graduate nursing institutions. Editors Fitzpatrick and Wallace, established authorities in nursing education, present this text as an introduction to these exciting new degrees. The contributors, ranging from architects of the programs to graduates from the programs, offer valuable information on the objectives, curricula, and expected outcomes of these two educational tracks. Ultimately, the book explores how the development of these new degrees has influenced health care delivery at large.

Publication Information

Quinn Griffin, M. T., Gordon, H. A., & Maykut, C. (2009). Voices from the field: The doctor of nursing practice degree. In J. J. Fitzpatrick and Meredith Wallace (Eds.) The doctor of nursing practice and clinical leader: Essentials of program development and implementation for clinical practice (pp. 161-174). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.



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