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  • DNP Research Options

    Research focal areas/capstone inquiry

    The research of the DNP Program is conducted through the completion of a the capstone inquiry.  The capstone inquiry is the scholarly activity that culminates in the knowledge application of evidence-based practice and translation obtained during the doctoral program. Topics for the capstone are drawn from the students' areas of interest.

    Students identify and implement a systematic review utilizing the Joanna Briggs Institute's methodology. With the help of a two-member committee, the student assimilates appropriate theories and inquiry methods to achieve specified outcomes. The student provides the committee with a proposal, a practice-related inquiry. The work then results in a written document, with an oral defense.