Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing, Fourth Edition

Recipient of the ajn book of the year award for the 2nd and 3rd editions!third edition named a Doody's Core TitleAs the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse APRN role continues to expand in today's health care environment, APRNs are more frequently tasked with quantifying, evaluating, and improving their individual care processes, as well as demonstrating the impact of their care.

Revised to provide aprn students and educators, practicing APRNs, and nursing administrators with the most up-to-date information on outcome assessment, the fourth edition of this award-winning text is still the only nursing resource to exclusively focus on outcome assessment. Written by expert practitioners, discuss design and implementation challenges in outcomes assessment, this fourth edition continues to analyze the foundations of outcome assessment, educators and researchers, provide guidelines for selecting assessment instruments and measuring results, and provide an unequaled wellspring of information that will help APRNs to increase their skill level and enhance their professional practice role.

New to this edition, additional sections focus on practice specific quality metrics for demonstrating APRN impact, and provide information on a national collaborative launched specifically to showcase outcomes of APRN-led initiatives as part of the Choosing Wisely Campaign. New to the fourth edition:expanded coverage of dnp impact on outcomesComplete updates on practice specific outcomes for all clinical areas of APRN practice including nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwife.

Instructor manual including algorithms and teaching toolskey features:Examines in depth the foundations of outcome assessmentAddresses specialty areas of APRN practice and specialty-specific considerations for outcome evaluationProvides guidelines for selecting assessment instruments and measuring the resultsDescribes design and implementation pitfallsHelps APRNs to increase skill level regarding evaluation of outcomes.


Conducting Health Outcomes Research

The book details the methodology for performing successful research in this growing field: from formulating models, choosing study design, measuring and gathering data to assessing and presenting results. As consumer, insurer and government demands for quality health care increase, the field of research required to measure such quality stands to grow exponentially.

. Important notice: the digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. Conducting health outcomes research brings together the practical, actionable information needed to conduct research on health outcomes, with the goal of measuring the quality of the care being delivered.

Conducting health outcomes Research serves as the definitive guide to successful investigation of health care outcomes and the key resource for ensuring quality care.

Proposal Writing for Clinical Nursing and DNP Projects, Second Edition

Amazon, to the point, very helpful, 11 reviews for 5-star average:"Excellent, concise without leaving out important details. Really helps and is easy to understand. This practical, and accessible guide for graduate students and advanced clinicians delivers step-by-step guidelines for integrating research and best evidence to produce concise, concise, well-written project proposals.

With the same “must know” clinical scholarship tools of the first edition, this revision provides practical guidelines of common project models for developing and writing a tight proposal from start to finish while leaving room for the unique nature of most clinical project topics. The second edition includes a completely new chapter on quality improvement concepts, new project proposal abstracts, and new information specific to the DNP project from the AACN.

Health care professionals in advanced practice are increasingly being asked to be able to deliver clinical project proposals using best evidence for advancing quality patient care. Chapters have been updated to include websites for additional learning, as well as advice from DNP students who have themselves successfully completed project proposals.

Reflective questions, tips for completing proposals, exemplars, and reader activities throughout the book facilitate readers’ greater understanding of projects and subsequent proposals. New to the second edition:a new chapter on quality improvement conceptsadvice from dnp students who have themselves completed proposalschapter updates and edits for enhanced clarityWebsites for additional learningNew information specific to the DNP project based on guidance from the AACNIncreased emphasis on the Project Triangle, an important foundational structureKey Features:Provides topflight guidance in proposal writing for DNP and other nursing clinical projectsDetails parameters for integrating scholarship with clearly communicated professional objectivesContains numerous writing prompts and questions that guide students in reflective scholarly writingOffers examples of good writing, reflective questions, and tools for self-assessmentOffers helpful tips for making proposals concise yet complete .

Using the same three-part organization to walk through the intricacies of planning, writing, and completing scholarly project proposals, this new edition also adds new key features to keep readers engaged with the text and their own ongoing or forthcoming proposal.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice

The doctor of nursing practice: a guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive guidebook for role development of the DNP student. Conversational in tone, clinician, educator, ethical consultant, including leader, the Fourth Edition covers potential roles of the DNP graduate, and health policy advocate.

New to the fourth edition: new chapters on role modeling via storytelling Interviews with DNP-prepared nurses in various fieldsNew content focused on writing as a DNP. This text covers potential roles of the DNP graduate, ethical consultant, clinician, including leader, educator, and health policy advocate.


Research for Advanced Practice Nurses, Third Edition: From Evidence to Practice

Building knowledge and skills in Evidenced-Based Practice EBP is imperative to successfully meet this challenge and improve patient outcomes. The third edition describes essential ways to implement EBP in clinical practice, including how to search for and evaluate various forms of evidence, design questionnaires and data collection forms, and how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data.

Using step-by-step instruction, chapters walk through finding relevant evidence, appraising evidence, and translating evidence into practice to improve patient care and outcomes. The authors continue the great work of Magdalena Mateo, who created the original work upon which this is based. New to the third edition:updates content from the second editionexpands information about practice scholarshipProvides new strategies for program evaluationDescribes Frameworks for implementation science and EBPOffers practical steps and tools for seeking, appraising, and applying evidence into practiceKey Features:Integrates EBP concepts related to patient care throughoutIdentifies the requisite knowledge and skills for practice scholarshipDescribes practical strategies and tools for seeking, appraising and applying evidence into practiceIntegrates clinically relevant examples that highlight the application of evidence into practice to improve outcomes .

In the current healthcare landscape, APRNs are challenged to provide patient-centered care that is effective, efficient, safe, equitable and evidenced-based. The third edition of this award-winning text delivers a full treasury of tools graduate nursing students and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses APRNs need to translate clinical research into practice.

With guidelines for evaluating research articles and a variety of EBP activities and protocols, chapters show how to integrate EBP into multiple clinical settings suitable for all APRN areas of practice.

Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge

This comprehensive text includes the building blocks of informatics through complicated topics such as data mining, bioinformatics, and system development. Nursing informatics and the foundation of Knowledge, Fourth Edition teaches nursing students the history of healthcare informatics, basic informatics concepts, current issues, and health information management applications.


The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials

The newly revised third edition of the doctor of nursing practice essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing is the first text of its kind and is modeled after the eight DNP Essentials as outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing AACN. Important notice: the digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.


The Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project

The doctor of nursing practice scholarly project: A Framework for Success, Second Edition focuses on assisting students and faculty with creating a system for the completion of the DNP scholarly project.

Inquiry and Leadership A Resource For The DNP Project

Step-by-step, you’ll learn everything you need to know to successfully complete your project and develop the leadership skills that enhance the DNP’s role in practice. Here’s your guide to understanding, applying, and coordinating the process of evidence-based practice for your DNP scholarly or capstone project.

From the theoretical and philosophical foundation of evidence-based practice and collecting and analyzing evidence as the basis for practice through translating the research into solving a practice issue and evaluating the outcome, management, you’ll have all of the tools you need to successfully complete your project and bring about changes in clinical, and educational practices.


Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide Nurse Practitioners Business Practice and Legal Guide

Completely updated and revised, it includes a new chapter on answering frequently asked questions from NPs. The sixth edition also provides new discussions of np competencies, emerging issues in health policy, electronic health records, clinical performance measures, the differences in primary care and acute care NPs, additional malpractice cases and the lessons to learn from them, definitions of medical bio-ethics terminology, how the Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP degree relates to NPs, guidelines around prescribing opioids and controlled drugs, and new opportunities for NPs u .

In addition, it provides the latest state-by-state laws, including regulatory developments and prosecutions of nurse practitioners, and new case analysis and lessons learned from those cases. Nurse practitioner's business practice and legal Guide, Sixth Edition is a must-have resource for every new or current nurse practitioner NP that explains and analyzes the legal issues relevant to nurse practitioners.


How to Use SPSS: A Step-By-Step Guide to Analysis and Interpretation

Each chapter is divided into short sections that describe the statistic being used, important underlying assumptions, and how to interpret the results and express them in a research report. A complete set of online resources including video tutorials and output files for students, make How to Use SPSS® the definitive, and PowerPoint slides and test bank questions for instructors, field-tested resource for learning SPSS.

New to this edition:fully updated to spss 24 and ibm spss Statistics CloudNew chapter on ANOVANew material on inter-rater reliabilityNew material on syntaxAdditional coverage of data entry and management. The book includes a glossary of statistical terms and practice exercises. How to use spss® is designed with the novice computer user in mind and for people who have no previous experience of using SPSS.

The book begins with the basics, defining variables, such as starting SPSS, and entering and saving data. It covers all major statistical techniques typically taught in beginning statistics classes, parametric inferential statistics, prediction and association, such as descriptive statistics, graphing data, nonparametric inferential statistics and statistics for test construction.

More than 250 screenshots including sample output throughout the book show students exactly what to expect as they follow along using SPSS.