Week 2Implications of the DNP Practice Change Project on Nursing and Healthcare Outcomes 



The purpose of this discussion is to explore the implications of the DNP practice change project on nursing and healthcare outcomes.


Reflect on your readings this week and respond to the following in 150 words or less:

  1. Describe and evaluate the influence of your DNP practice change project on the stakeholders at your practicum site.
  2. Examine the implications of your DNP practice change project on nursing and healthcare outcomes.
  3. Describe and appraise how data-driven decision-making will be used to determine the sustainability or extension of your DNP practice change project.

Please click on the following link to review the DNP Discussion Guidelines on the Student Resource Center program page:

Program Competencies

This discussion enables the student to meet the following program competencies:

  1. Integrates scientific underpinnings into everyday clinical practice. (POs 3, 5)
  2. Applies organizational and system leadership skills to affect systemic changes in corporate culture and to promote continuous improvement in clinical outcomes. (PO 6)
  3. Uses analytic methods to translate critically appraised research and other evidence into clinical scholarship for innovative practice improvements. (POs 3, 5)
  4. Appraises current information systems and technologies to improve health care. (POs 6, 7)
  5. Creates a supportive organizational culture for flourishing collaborative teams to facilitate clinical disease prevention and promote population health at all system levels. (PO 8)
  6. Leads others in professional identity, advanced clinical judgment, systems thinking, resilience, and accountability in selecting, implementing, and evaluating clinical care. (POs 1, 4)

Course Outcomes

This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

  1. Evaluate the outcomes of your DNP project using narrative and statistical methods. (PCs 1, 2, 3, 4; POs 3, 5, 6)
  2. Develop a comprehensive plan for communicating the results of the evaluation of the DNP project for determination of sustainability and replication. (PCs 1, 2, 3, 4; POs 5, 6)
  3. Use project management processes to implement the DNP project. (PCs 6, 8; POs 4, 8)

Due Dates

  • Initial Post: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Wednesday
  • Follow-Up Posts: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

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