The accolades keep coming for The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A Guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues, Second Edition by Lisa Astalos Chism. Earlier this year, it was awarded a 2012 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in Advanced Nursing Practice. Now Doody's Review Service gave it 5 stars!
Read an excerpt from the review by Kathleen M. Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP, from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing,
“This comprehensive resource describes the doctor of nursing degree (DNP), the evolution of the degree, the education required for it, and the roles and issues encountered by practitioners. [It] provides clear information about transitioning advanced nursing practice and education to the higher level of the DNP role. The book is constructed with two distinct sections, role transition and professional issues. The first section helps new DNP graduates with integrating the role in the areas of leadership, education, clinical practice, research, health policy, and ethics. The second section focuses on professional issues, such as clarifying why you became a DNP, how it will impact your practice role, how to market yourself, and next steps. These complex issues are presented in a clear manner, helping new graduates to come to a personal understanding of these questions. This degree and role clarification will help graduates in better serving the DNP role. This is an excellent resource for graduate DNPs. The information is essential in assisting DNPs move into the new role.”