Zaccagnini & White's Core Competencies for Advanced Practice Nursing: A Guide for DNPs

Zaccagnini & White's Core Competencies for Advanced Practice Nursing: A Guide for DNPs
5th Ed.
Copyright © 2025 by Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, an Ascend Learning Company
Diane Schadewald, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-28839-1
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-29161-2
Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing, Research

Description

The AACN's Essentials framework is an integral part of nursing education that outlines the competencies expected for nursing practice but can be difficult to incorporate. Zaccagnini & White's Core Competencies for Advanced Practice Nursing: A Guide for DNPs, Fifth Edition continues to be the must-have resource for students to understand what it means to be a DNP and achieve mastery of the revised AACN Essentials. The practical framework features chapters aligned to each of the Essentials and weaves in concepts, covering all the necessary DNP information, providing students and faculty with a pragmatic blueprint to follow in their DNP programs.

Authored by advanced practices nurses with DNP degrees who practice or teach in a broad range of roles, Zaccagnini & White's Core Competencies for Advanced Practice Nursing: A Guide for DNPs, Fifth Edition provides the infrastructure for students, faculty, and those practicing with a DNP degree to achieve and sustain the highest level of practice.

Features and Benefits

  • • Aligns to the 10 new AACN Essentials with a clear connection to applied clinical practice
  • • Supports all DNP-prepared nurses to engage in advocacy, show leadership, and demonstrate the skills of clinical competency to impact and improve patient care.
  • • Outlines a step-by-step template for the development of a DNP project.
  • • Case studies offer clear connections between the AACN Essentials and practice as a DNP.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book provides a foundation and infrastructure for current and prospective DNP students to explore the degree and the role. It is also an excellent resource for faculty to use while instructing students. The practicing DNP will frequently use this resource as they develop and implement projects in their workplace. This third edition ensures the material is current in the rapidly changing healthcare field. Additionally, the authors have also provided excellent resources for educators."

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

" This book serves a roadmap for students in a DNP program or considering the degree, for recent graduates with the degree, and for faculty who are crafting the programs for this advanced practice role."

-- Kathleen Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing) Doody's Review - previous edition

"This is an excellent resource for students working toward a clinical doctorate. The information is accurate and valuable to students, faculty, and practicing DNPs. The book provides the foundation necessary for achieving the highest level of advanced practice nursing. "

-- Kathleen Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing) Doody's Review - Previous edition

Audience

DNP students, faculty, and practicing DNPs will find this a valuable resource to maintain in their library. The authors are experts in the area of DNP education and current issues in healthcare, and this is evident with this edition.

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