Welcome to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Resource Center

Learn more about the trends, challenges, and creative solutions nursing professionals face and offer in the field to better inform your decision to obtain your DNP.

Nurse Leadership and the Affordable Care Act

The new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also commonly referred to as Health Care Reform or the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a landmark movement developed to offer more Americans access to affordable, quality health care.

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Six Steps to Evidence-based Practice for Nurse Practitioners

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing has been preparing students and working nurses for vital leadership roles in the health care industry for more than 30 years.

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8 Leadership Skills Nurses Need To Be Successful

As the line between healthcare and business continues to blur, the nursing professional of the future will need a skill-set that encompasses the compassionate, patient-centered focus that nurses need to be successful, while using lessons from c

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Top Ethical Issues in Nursing

While a career in nursing is immensely fulfilling, it’s not without its share of challenges. Regardless of their area of practice or accreditation, nurses face a multitude of ethical dilemmas every day.

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7 Characteristics of Quality Nursing Curriculum

Simply earning a nursing degree and obtaining licensure isn't always enough to ensure a successful career as a nurse. In order to have the best possible chance of reaching his or her full potential, a prospective nurse needs to attend a program that offers a high-quality curriculum.

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Nursing Burnout Triggers and Coping Strategies

It’s a reality that burnout is high in the nursing profession. Compassion fatigue and just basic physical weariness take their toll. But with the right strategies, those in the nursing profession can cope and thrive.

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How Hospitals Can Prevent Workplace Violence

Workplace violence can occur in any industry or field. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control, hospital workers face a particularly high risk for violence on-the-job.

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Applying the Nursing Process in a Real-World Clinical Setting

Nurses spend many years of their lives studying to get their advanced nursing degree and learning the important concepts that they need to master in order to function successfully.

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Explore Nursing Specialties in Women’s Health

There are many health issues that afflict women exclusively, such as those pertaining to reproductive health, or that afflict women more significantly than men, such as heart disease.

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How to Stop Nurse Bullying

Nurse bullying is a serious problem that compromises the quality of patient care, decreases job satisfaction among nurses, and contributes to a loss of productivity overall. In order to deal with this issue, professionals in this field must understand why bullying occurs and take the necessary steps to prevent it.

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