The Doctor Of Nursing Practice ( Dnp ) Program

762 Words Aug 25th, 2015 4 Pages
Since the capstone project started early on beginning of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, I was able to discuss and work personally with Dr. Spicer as my practice mentor in selecting the appropriate topic for my project. Dr. Spicer was very involved in choosing my second option for new capstone project # 1 related to simulation lab and faculty teaching and learning. The patient simulation laboratory (SIM lab) uses state-of-the-art equipment that provides students and faculty with the opportunity to tackle real-life scenarios in a safe and supported environment. Further, I learned that active learning involves the faculty through participation and investment in exploring content knowledge in all phases of the learning process. It requires educational activities that provide faculty with the opportunity to engage actively in courses and respond to the learning situation.

My initial problem was my capstone project # 3 on how can a charge nurse help patient 's family cope and avoid the effects of ICU decisions that could lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? I was informed by Dr. Spicer that the initial approval of capstone #3 may have legal consequences per legal department for Kaiser Permanente because of contract issue that would cause further delay in my advancement in the DNP program. He further advised me to contact my academic mentor Dr. Carrion to inquire about changing the approved capstone project. Telephone conference was initiated with Dr.…
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