Apply research to your practice and present solutions to today’s healthcare challenges.
Research drives healthcare. It defines the procedures, policies and patient care measures that keep everything in motion. That’s why we require all of our DNP students to complete a practice project. Through the DNP Practice Project, you’ll have an opportunity to blend leadership and patient care into a project that highlights practical evaluation based on a topic of your choice. Your project should be focused on patient outcomes, quality improvement and clinical practice, which means you will need direct access to patients to test your theories and complete your project.
As part of your application to Duquesne University’s online DNP program, you will need to highlight your proposed project topic or idea and how it relates to one of the eight essentials outlined in The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). For more information on what to include in your DNP application, contact your enrollment advisor.