Response to Tyler Smith
The biggest thing I have learned that will help me complete my DNP project is the ability to research and evaluate literature to find the best information possible for the project. â€œDoctor of nursing practice (DNP) projects are summative evaluations of enactment of the DNP Essentialsâ€ (VanderKooi et al., 2018). Prior to starting this project I had a very basic overview on data collection and ways to find the articles and literature I needed to complete a project. After each doctoral level class I have taken, I have gained new knowledge in this area that has only benefited me when it comes to this project.
â€œThe CITI program is currently used by thousands of organizations worldwide to fulfill the federal requirement of training faculty, staff, and students involved in conducting human subjects researchâ€ (Hadden et al., 2018). The CITI training will help us understand the legal and ethical procedures of our project in terms of dealing with human subjects, even though the projects may be safe we are still dealing with people. Quality improvement is also an important aspect of the CITI training because â€œQI can represent a valuable opportunity for individuals to be involved in leading and delivering change, from improving individual patient care to transforming services across complex health and care systemsâ€ (Backhouse et al., 2020). This is exactly what we are aiming to do with our DNP projects.
Backhouse A, Ogunlayi F. Quality improvement into practice. BMJ. 2020 Mar 31;368:m865. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m865. PMID: 32234777; PMCID: PMC7190269.
Hadden KB, Prince L, James L, Holland J, Trudeau CR. Readability of Human Subjects Training Materials for Research. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2018 Feb;13(1):95-100. doi: 10.1177/1556264617742238. Epub 2017 Dec 15. PMID: 29243548; PMCID: PMC5768447.
VanderKooi ME, Conrad DM, Spoelstra SL. An Enhanced Actualized DNP Model to Improve DNP Project Placements, Rigor, and Completion. Nurs Educ Perspect. 2018 Sep/Oct;39(5):299-301. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000384. PMID: 30096113; PMCID: PMC6092087.