The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A Guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues

The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A Guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues
5th Ed.
2023 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Lisa Astalos Chism, DNP, APRN, NCMP, FAANP
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-23315-5
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-24923-1
Nursing, Health Education, Research


The Doctor of Nursing Practice A Guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues, Fifth Edition remains the most comprehensive guide for both role and career development for the DNP student and professional. It continues to be the go-to resource for those pursuing a DNP degree and starting their career.

As with previous editions, the hallmark feature of the Fifth Edition is its accessible and easy-to-read approach enabling it to serve as both an educational resource for students as well as a professional reference for years to follow. Faculty and students will appreciate the wealth of content and learning resources packed into this guide including comprehensive chapter overviews, interviews with practicing DNP’s, and leaders such as Carolyn Williams Ph.D., RN, FAAN DNP Co-founder, and Dean Judy Didion of Oakland University School of Nursing, case scenarios, and more!

Features and Benefits:

  • • Coverage of the new AACN Essentials document discusses how the new competencies relate to role development
  • • New chapter on relationship building and the DNP degree
  • • Discussion of the growth and impact of social media and apps on the DNP role
  • • Exploration of the impact of COVID-19 on nursing and technology
  • • A thorough discussion of the DNP degree past, present, and the future of nursing education and practice

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"In 2004, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing issued a position statement on the Practice Doctorate in Nursing. In the years since, much has changed, which validates the need for this latest edition. These changes have occurred in both the academic and professional arenas. Obtaining the degree of DNP is the first step, but the nurse must then work to identify career opportunities and determine how to best integrate this new knowledge into healthcare. This resource serves as a guidebook for this important role transition."

-- Kathleen Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC (USC School of Social Work) Doody's Review - previous edition


The book is valuable to a wide audience, appropriate for both prospective and current DNP students as well as faculty. It is also an excellent resource for potential employers to gain a better understanding of the DNP. The author has significant experience as a DNP and is both educationally and experientially qualified to present this information.

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