DNP Project Resources

DNP Project Tool Kit

All students seeking a DNP degree are required to complete a DNP project prior to graduation.  The DNP Project Tool Kit provides detailed step by step guidance on developing and implementing a DNP Project and writing the DNP Project document.

DNP Project Tool Kit

DNP Committee - Special Member Request

Step 1: Student must first communicate with their DNP Project Committee Chair and request approval for a special member.

Step 2: Complete and submit the form below to request a special member for a DNP Project committee. DNP Project committees can have only one special member. Special members must be doctorly prepared (DNP, PhD, MD, DO, PharmD, etc.). The submitted form will automatically be sent to the College of Nursing Office of Student & Academic Affairs (OSAA) to be routed for review and approval. OSAA will notify students and their DNP Project Committee Chair of the status of the request for a special member within 10 working days of submission.

DNP Project Committee - Special Member Request

DNP Project Proposal Defense Information

Only when the DNP Project committee chair approves can the student schedule their DNP Project proposal defense. Students are required to submit a DNP Project proposal document to the DNP project committee for review and evaluation at least 10 days prior the scheduled DNP Project proposal defense. Passing the DNP Project proposal defense requires an overall score of 80% or greater on the proposal document from two or more committee members. In addition, the student is required to develop a PowerPoint presentation and defend their DNP Project proposal before their DNP Project committee. The DNP Project committee will determine if a student passes their DNP Project proposal defense based on evaluation of the written DNP Project proposal and the students’ DNP Project proposal defense presentation.

The written DNP Project proposal document will be evaluated by the DNP Project committee per the criteria in Appendix 9: DNP Project Proposal Document Evaluation of the DNP Project Tool Kit.

DNP Project Committee Guidelines

All members of the DNP Project committee will submit a DNP Project Proposal Document Evaluation – Jot Form before or within 24 hours after the DNP Project proposal defense. The student, the DNP Project committee chair and the committee member will automatically be emailed a copy of all the DNP Project proposal document evaluations.

Within 24 hours after the DNP Project proposal defense the DNP Project committee chair will submit a DNP Project Proposal Defense Form

DNP Project Final Defense Information

Only when the DNP Project committee chair approves can the student schedule their DNP Project final defense. Students are required to submit a DNP Project final document to the DNP project committee for review and evaluation at least 10 days prior the scheduled DNP Project final defense. Passing the DNP Project final defense requires an overall score of 80% or greater on the final document from two or more committee members. In addition, the student is required to develop a Poster or PowerPoint presentation and defend their final DNP Project before their DNP Project committee. The DNP Project committee will determine if a student passes their DNP Project final defense based on evaluation of the written final DNP Project and the students’ DNP Project final defense presentation.

The written DNP Project proposal document will be evaluated by the DNP Project committee per the criteria in Appendix 13: DNP Project Final Document Evaluation of the DNP Project Tool Kit.

DNP Project Committee Guidelines

All members of the DNP Project committee will submit a DNP Project Final Document Evaluation – Jot Form before or within 24 hours after the DNP Project proposal defense. The student, the DNP Project committee chair and the committee member will automatically be emailed a copy of all the DNP Project proposal document evaluations.