Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials, The: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials, The: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing
4th Ed.
2021 © Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Mary E. Zaccagnini DNP, RN, ACNS-BC; Judith M. Pechacek, DNP, RN, CENP
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-16707-8
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-16709-2
Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing, Research


The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing continues to be the only complete textbook modeled on all eight American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing, breaking down the traditional and emerging roles of advanced practice nursing. With DNP programs now found in every state and the number of programs increasing on a yearly basis, having a textbook dedicated to the DNP Essentials is imperative as faculty and students will use it as a template for future and existing programs. The Fourth Edition provides the infrastructure for students, faculty, and practicing DNPs to achieve and sustain the highest level of practice.

The newly revised Fourth Edition features updates and revisions to all chapters and expands on information relating to the current and future changes in today’s complex healthcare environment. Each essential is covered in detail to frame the foundation of the DNP educational program. The text features the addition of new DNP project resources, with supplemental case studies highlighting DNP projects and the impact of this work.

Features and Benefits

  • • Exhaustive chapter on the DNP project and revised DNP project current practice abstracts
  • • Revised content reflecting the most current AACN white paper
  • • A chapter on each of the DNP Essentials
  • • Authored by DNP graduates currently in practice
  • • Contains project abstracts reflecting current issues in practice

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book provides a foundation and infrastructure for current and prospective DNP students to explore the degree and the role. It is also an excellent resource for faculty to use while instructing students. The practicing DNP will frequently use this resource as they develop and implement projects in their workplace. This third edition ensures the material is current in the rapidly changing healthcare field. Additionally, the authors have also provided excellent resources for educators."

-- Kathleen Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC (USC School of Social Work) Doody's Review - Previous edition

" This book serves a roadmap for students in a DNP program or considering the degree, for recent graduates with the degree, and for faculty who are crafting the programs for this advanced practice role."

-- Kathleen Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing) Doody's Review - previous edition

"This is an excellent resource for students working toward a clinical doctorate. The information is accurate and valuable to students, faculty, and practicing DNPs. The book provides the foundation necessary for achieving the highest level of advanced practice nursing. "

-- Kathleen Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing) Doody's Review - Previous edition


DNP students, faculty, and practicing DNPs will find this a valuable resource to maintain in their library. The authors are experts in the area of DNP education and current issues in healthcare, and this is evident with this edition.

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