Professional Growth and DNP Project Development

Professional Growth and DNP Project Development

Write a cohesive response that addresses the following:
•    What significant changes have you noticed related to your role as a nurse leader, particularly with regard to your specialty area? How does this relate to Walden’s and the School of Nursing’s mission, vision, and goals? How has the practicum experience, in particular, aided your professional growth and development?
•    How has your DNP Project progressed since the beginning of this course? What new skills or knowledge have you gained during this time, and how has this influenced your project development? What challenges have you encountered? What kind of support would help you to move forward?
•    Propose two or more strategies for promoting your continued professional development.

Readings
•    Bevan, H. (2010). How can we build skills to transform the healthcare system? Journal of Research in Nursing, 15(2), 139–148. doi:10.1177/1744987109357612
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article addresses the need to invest in leadership skill building and shifts in mindset to promote large-scale change.
•    Gifford, W., Davies, B., Tourangeau, A., & Lefebre, N. (2011). Developing team leadership to facilitate guideline utilization: Planning and evaluating a 3-month intervention strategy. Journal of Nursing Management, 19(1), 121–132. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2834.2010.01140.x
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The authors discuss operationalizing leadership behaviors that can help to further evidence-based practice.
•    Goeschel, C. A. (2011). Nursing leadership at the crossroads: Evidence-based practice “Matching Michigan-minimizing catheter related blood stream infections.” BACCN Nursing in Critical Care, 16(1), 35–42.
Nursing leadership at the crossroads: evidence-based practice ‘Matching Michigan-minimizing catheter related blood stream infections’ by Goeschel, C., in Nursing in Critical Care, Vol. 16/Issue 1. Copyright 2011 by Blackwell Publishing – Journal. Reprinted by permission of Blackwell Publishing – Journal via the Copyright Clearance Center.

This article features lessons learned from the implementation of evidence-based practice in more than 100 ICUs across the United States.
•    Mathews, S. C., & Pronovost, P. J. (2011). The need for systems integration in health care. JAMA,305(9), 934–935.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

In this article, the authors discuss the need for systems integration in order to promote quality and safety on a larger scale.
•    Pronovost, P. J., Marsteller, J. A., & Goeschel, C. A. (2011). Preventing bloodstream infections: A measurable national success story in quality improvement. Health Affairs, 30(4), 628–634. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0047
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The authors discuss the multi-step process taken by many stakeholders (e.g., states, federal agencies, hospitals, clinicians) to successfully reduce and eradicate central-line infections.

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