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DNP Essential VIII

Advanced Nursing Practice

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DNP VIII Essential Competencies:

  1. Conduct a comprehensive and systematic assessment of health and illness parameters in complex situations, incorporating diverse and culturally sensitive approaches.

  2. Design, implement, and evaluate therapeutic interventions based on nursing science and other sciences.

  3. Develop and sustain therapeutic relationships and partnerships with patients (individual, family or group) and other professionals to facilitate optimal care and patient outcomes.

  4. Demonstrate advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability in designing, delivering, and evaluating evidence-based care to improve patient outcomes.

  5. Guide, mentor, and support other nurses to achieve excellence in nursing practice.

  6. Educate and guide individuals and groups through complex health and situational transitions.

  7. Use conceptual and analytical skills in evaluating the links among practice, organizational, population, fiscal, and policy issues.


Achievement of DNP VIII Essentials:

  • Common hospital progress note template. I utilized knowledge of applicable patient assessment and planning needs and knowledge of relevant subjective and objective factors to develop a common EHR progress note format. The format is used by all NPs and MDs in the hospital service.  I also modified the note template format based on feedback to ensure common acceptance. The common note template helps ensure relevant health factors are assessed and documented and consistent therapeutic interventions are developed. The common format also assists in handoff communications.  

       Course: NURS 8300: DNP Project I, Spring 2019

       Documents:  Common Hospital Progress Note Template


  • Blood pressure presentation. I provided education and a presentation on the mechanism of action of different blood pressure medications for the RN staff. The initial presentation was supporting a need in the clinic and was completed as part of a clinical rotation in my MSN program.  I later updated the presentation and provided it recently to cardiology RN’s.  

       Course: NURS 6758: Advanced Nursing Practice, Winter 2016

       Documents:  Horne BP Presentation


  • Education.  Continual, as applicable, education of hospital cardiology floor nurses regarding ECG / telemetry evaluation, medications, and assessment.  There are no specific documents to associate with this as it occurs on a frequent basis in the hospital based on nursing requests and needs.   

       Course: NURS 8500: DNP Project III

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