Competencies and Advanced Nursing Practice

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According to the AACN (2006) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, DNP graduates are distinguished by their abilities to use information systems/technology to support and improve patient care and healthcare systems and provide leadership within healthcare systems and/or academic settings” (p. 12).

Reflect on the AACN DNP “Essential IV: Information Systems/Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care” and your own technology experience and answer the following.

  • What were your initial thoughts on reading the AACN Information Systems/Technology Essentials for the DNP graduate?
  • Did you find any of the essentials surprising? Why or Why not?
  • Describe the changes you have seen in your practice setting over the past five years that have been brought about by the use of technology and evidence-based practice.
  • Describe the changes you expect to see in your practice setting over the next five years based on technology.
  • How have these changes affected nursing practice in your setting?



Use an APA 7 style and a minimum of 200 words. Provide support from a minimum of at least three (3) scholarly sources. The scholarly source needs to be: 1) evidence-based, 2) scholarly in nature, 3) Sources should be no more than five years old (published within the last 5 years), and 4) an in-text citation. citations and references are included when information is summarized/synthesized and/or direct quotes are used, in which APA style standards apply.

• Textbooks are not considered scholarly sources. 

• Wikipedia, Wikis, .com website or blogs should not be used.

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