DNP 820 Topic 1 DQ 2 Discussion: Comparing PhD and DNP degrees
Discussion: Comparing PhD and DNP degrees
Compare the PhD and DNP degrees. Define the differences in roles and education associated with the two degrees. Describe future opportunities for DNP-prepared nurses.
DNP820 Week 2 Discussions Example Solutions
Which research methodology would be the most appropriate for your project and how does it align with your clinical question, data collection, and data analysis? Demonstrate an example of when you might use the opposite methodology in your EBP projects and why.
This project will use quantitative methodology with quasi-experimental design. It aligns with my project due to the fact that there will be a certain quantity of charts reviewed in a certain time frame. That data will be reviewed and a chart of before and after the intervention can be drafted. Quantitative research basically provides definite numbers and to test a hypothesis (Eddy, 2016, p.7). An example of when qualitative research could be used in an EBP project would be to perform a study on the effects of the educational training on the medical assistants. This would be to understand how the training affects their behaviors.
Eddy, A. (2016). Understanding quantitative research methodology results — what do the numbers mean? Midwifery News, (83), 7-8.
Topic 2 DQ 2
Within nursing, the patient’s perception is recognized as the patient’s reality. How does this way of knowing in nursing fit within an objective or subjective paradigm of the world? Explain your reasoning.
Being that nurses are advocates for our patients, we have to develop a trusting relationship with our patients. There will be subjective and objective cues mixed together to build the relationship. Trying to understand a patient where they are is essential to the idea of knowing your patient. Carper’s pattern of knowing suggest that if the nurse caring for the patient knows themselves, they will be able to know the patient (Mantzorou & Mastrogiannis, 2011, p.254). We as nurses must be truthful and honest with ourselves as well as patients in order to advocate for their well-being. Advocating for our patients sometimes involves advocating to the patient for the patient.
Mantzorou, M. & Mastrogiannis, D. (2011). The value and significance of knowing the patient for professional practice, according to the Carper’s pattern of knowing. Health Science Journal (5)4,254-261.Discussion: Comparing PhD and DNP degrees