Readings Review

AACN (2006) DNP Essentials I-VIII
Virtual Classroom DNP Statement
Now that you have reviewed and applied the AACN (2006) DNP Essentials and have some background on
what is expected of a DNP-prepared APRN, think about what you will tell others (friends, family, colleagues,
your patients and even complete strangers). Prepare a 3-minute “elevator” speech that includes why you are/
have subjected yourself to this intense program of higher education. Include professional ( think AACN DNP
Essential Examples) and personal information that supports your decision. Include how the DNP degree will
impact/inform your future evidence-based practice as an APRN, leadership skills and ultimately best patient

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