Learning Objective 1: Conduct criterion based evaluation of DNP scholarly workproducts
Learning Objective 2: Use data to increase the rigor and quality of DNP workproducts
Purpose: To describe, evaluate and measure the characteristics of quality of scholarly work products of the DNP program
Methods: A series of interviews was conducted with stakeholders throughout the community to identify strengths and weaknesses of the program. A tool was developed to facilitate criterion based evaluation of all Capstone Projects. 40 projects were evaluated for novelty; complexity; pace; technologic uncertainty; connection to the business goal, customer, and strategic plan; and quality targets.
Results: Most commonly used designs, interventions, and statistics were identified using descriptive statistics and projects were evaluated with respect to the 8 critical criteria.
Conclusion: Faculty and community members engaged in discussions about these findings and expectations for DNP practice. It was concluded that 2 key performance improvement activities were needed. First, faculty need to place greater emphasis on and provide clearer direction for the planning, collection, management, and evaluation of data. Second, faculty need to teach expository writing within the context of nursing phenomena to increase discipline of thought and impact of professional communication.
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