DNP final project

Practice doctorate projects are systematic investigations of questions about practice and therapeutics that evaluate and/or translate all forms of evidence into practice. Each student collaborates with an agency to address a real-world clinical problem or health issue. Most often, a student will be engaged in only one phase or aspect of translating evidence into practice.

Examples of final projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Appraising evidence and making recommendations of adapting clinical guidelines to the unique population or characteristics of a specific clinic or community
  • Disseminating the latest evidence by training staff/community members
  • Completion of a needs assessment
  • Implementing changes in practice/organizational workflow or policies
  • Evaluating the impact of a change in practice or new protocol
  • Program development or evaluation
  • Policy development or evaluation

Every DNP student is required to complete a final project.

The DNP Project requires 6 credits of NMETH 801: Practice Doctorate Project and 9 credits of NCLIN 801 Practice Doctorate Clinical Immersion (total 15 credits). You complete 3 credits of NMETH 801 each in Autumn and Winter quarters and NCLIN 801 in Winter quarter only.