DNP Project Available Knowledge (Literature Review)

DNP Project Available Knowledge (Literature Review)

Project Aims

Student Learning Outcomes:

Student will be able to:

M3 – SLO 1: Explore relevant literature pertaining to the DNP project topic. (CO 3, 4, 5, 8)

M3 – SLO 2: Develop search terms and literature themes relevant to the DNP project topic. (CO 3, 4, 8)

M3 – SLO 3: Assemble relevant study methods from current literature pertaining to DNP project topic. (CO 3, 4, 5, 8)

M3 – SLO 4: Distinguish quality gaps and best practice standards around project problem. (CO 3, 4, 5, 8)

Course Objectives:

CO 3: Explore the role of a scholar-practitioner through engagement in scholarly inquiry.

CO 4:  Explore the DNP project topic through systematic literature review with the goal.

CO 5: Examine the significance of the DNP project topic to nursing, healthcare, and the practice of leadership.

CO 8: Utilizing the process of scholarly inquiry, design changes in nursing practice or the healthcare arena that will best serve a diverse population and workforce.

Learning Activities

-DNP Project I: Section 2 Proposal Completion of this assignment will result in a contribution to the final DNP project proposal. During designated weeks, sections of the project will be submitted in their final form.


TOPIC: Education and Evidence-Based Research Proposal to Decreasing Hypertension in the Church Population Community of New Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal Church in Inglewood, California


1-Search methods: Clear and concise description of search methods utilized for review of literature. Search terms, articles available and articles selected clearly explained. Criteria of inclusion and exclusion of studies in the literature review clearly justified.


2- Review of Study Methods: Main study methods and techniques in relevant scholarly literature are clearly identified. This can be done in one section, or it can be explained with each

study explored.

4- Review Synthesis: Synthesis of pertinent available literature is well developed and accurate. The project topic is systematically described in the context of broader relevant scholarly literature. Best practice standard as it relates to current evidence around the project problem is distinguished and the gap in quality is clearly delineated.


4- Literature Theme Development: Comprehensive and accurate theme identification developed from currently available, pertinent literature. Discussion includes relevant background, what is currently understood, discussion of national guidelines relevant to the quality gap, and contextual information describing any suboptimal care that negatively impacts quality at the project site.

5- Organization: Concise and well organized writing. Ideas are described clearly and are presented in a logical sequence. Ideas and arguments are fully supported and developed through evidence. Headings are used appropriately to indicate new content areas.


5- Writing Style: Sentence structure clear, with smooth transitions, correct grammar and punctuation. No spelling errors. Uses standard English language. Word choice is correct, precise and unambiguous. Introduction has a clear statement addressing the topic. Body paragraphs have topic sentences that are logical and fully developed. Paragraph structure is appropriate with logical transitions. Writing does not reveal discriminatory bias. Unity of the paper clearly leads the reader to the conclusion and stirs thought regarding the topic.


6-APA: References are current and are cited appropriately throughout paper. Paper is formatted per APA style guide with no APA errors.



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