A Course-Based Approach to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Project: Supporting Student Growth From Concept to Completion
We describe a course-based approach to the doctor of nursing practice project in which students work in groups of 8 to 12 with a faculty member to complete individual final projects that require a minimum of 360 practicum hours in 3-semester-long courses. Project teams include agency or community-based mentors. Project findings are disseminated through written and oral reports. This approach preserves faculty resources and provides students with mentoring, opportunities for reflection, and time for project development.