DNP Essentials, DNP program evaluation, doctor of nursing practice, healthcare delivery



  1. Pritham, Ursula A. PhD, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC
  2. White, Patricia PhD, ANP-BC


Abstract: The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree was formalized in 2004. Data evaluating the impact of DNP-prepared nurses on individual patient care, population health, and healthcare system outcomes are limited. This article demonstrates how the DNP Essentials can be used to frame DNP program evaluation data.