Oct 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NSG 895 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project Practicum

Doctor of Nursing Practice students are required to complete a clinical scholarly project in order to meet the program requirements and be eligible for graduation. The DNP Scholarly Project is a project that brings together the practice and scholarship aspects of the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. It is designed to address complex practice issues that affect groups of patients, healthcare organizations, or healthcare systems utilizing informatics, technology, and in-depth knowledge of the clinical and behavioral sciences. The clinical scholarship required in the DNP Scholarly Project reflects mastery and competency in the student’s area of expertise.

Over the four clinical practicum semesters a DNP student will form a Scholarly Project Team, minimally including the student, a faculty guide, and an external expert who has expertise in the student’s identified topic of interest. Under the direction of the approved Scholarly Project Team, the student will develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate a sustainable, evidence-based project targeted to improve patient safety and quality of care, in a complex healthcare system. There will be one on campus Seminar required each semester while enrolled in NSG 895.

Students enrolled in NSG 895 will continue this course until completion of their scholarly project. The student will be required to enroll in the course a minimum four times, a total of 12 credits. Additional enrollment into the practicum for varied credits (1-3) will be allowed at the discretion of the Program Director until completion of the scholarly project.

Prerequisites & Notes
12 Credits required for program completion. Students must enroll in 3 credits per semester until 12 credits are earned; then may enroll in 1-3 credits at the discretion of the Program Director until the DNP Scholarly Project is completed.

Credits: 12

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