Areas of focus for DNP capstone project...

  1. 0 Hi! I am a new DNP student. I am an NP with an MSN. Just wondering the types of projects other DNP students have done in the past so I can get an idea

    Christine
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    About christvs, BSN, MSN, RN, NP

    christvs has '10' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ACNP-BC'. From 'Worcester, MA, US'; 38 Years Old; Joined May '05; Posts: 1,010; Likes: 101.

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  3. Visit  zenman profile page
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    What's your area of practice?
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    I work as an NP in an outpatient diabetes clinic. I do have some ideas of projects but am just wondering the types of projects others have done, so I can see if mine seems reasonable

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  5. Visit  BlueDevil,DNP profile page
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    Your school should have all the projects that have been completed bound in the library, and you are likely invited to attend the defenses that are ongoing each semester. You can also read the published papers that have come from capstone projects. Check pubmed. I know mine can be found there, as well as those of most of my friends/colleagues. Most of my classmates did succeed in publishing their manuscripts. That should give you a good idea.
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    Ok thanks!

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  7. Visit  AnnLaPolla profile page
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    Just finished my DNP project, "Sepsis: A Guide for Patients and Families". I wrote it as an ebook and donated it to the Sepsis Alliance. We'll see how the College of Nursing likes it.
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    Quote from AnnLaPolla
    Just finished my DNP project, "Sepsis: A Guide for Patients and Families". I wrote it as an ebook and donated it to the Sepsis Alliance. We'll see how the College of Nursing likes it.
    How cool! What kind of clinical did you do for this? What do you hope to do with your degree once you graduate?

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  9. Visit  ktc328 profile page
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    I also need a capstone project. I am currently in asthma, allergy and immunology but feel asthma stuff has been researched to death. I can't think of anything =(
  10. Visit  BCRNA profile page
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    DNP is all about outcomes measurement and implementation of evidenced based practices. Pick a specific population and then implement an intervention to improve outcomes (medication adherence, asthma control, decrease in ER visits, etc). You could make a measurement before and after to prove your intervention worked. There are so many people with asthma that you could still easily do it.
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  11. Visit  xNurse415X profile page
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    Hi,
    I currently work in women's health/reproductive health and also need help deciding on what I should focus on. I was thinking about something on breast ca or how we automatically tx for chlamydia in males who c/o UTI sxs. Not sure if i'm in the right thinking frame here..... SOOOOO any help will be great to kinda hone in on my thinking... THANKS!!!
  12. Visit  jaabrn profile page
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    This is a challenge for me as well as I do not feel very creative. Anyone have ideas for a DNP project in pain or palliative medicine?
  13. Visit  athr profile page
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    What if you were to do a project at an LTAC (Long Term Acute Care facility) and educate patients' families when patients are critical on ventilators or with terrible wounds, etc to see if it help if the patient didn't do well, in regards to allowing the patient to die with dignity or being made a DNP? So many patients are kept alive by artificial means for months just because families cannot make decisions that they never thought about before. It is a difficult area but well worthwhile when you are advocating for the patient.
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    Quote from athr
    What if you were to do a project at an LTAC (Long Term Acute Care facility) and educate patients' families when patients are critical on ventilators or with terrible wounds, etc to see if it help if the patient didn't do well, in regards to allowing the patient to die with dignity or being made a DNP? So many patients are kept alive by artificial means for months just because families cannot make decisions that they never thought about before. It is a difficult area but well worthwhile when you are advocating for the patient.
    This is a great suggestion. Thank you. I agree that this is an area where there is significant potential for patient advocacy and growth in the realm of palliative care.


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