The DNP in 2017

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The April issue of The Nurse Practitioner journal is designated as the DNP issue, with a special focus on articles by authors who have earned a DNP degree. This year, nine DNP authors are featured.
For continuing education credit, we offer an article about nutritional assessment and management of patients in the acute care setting, written by Renay D. Tyler, DNP, RN, ACNP and Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN. The authors use the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition guidelines, reinforcing that planning for discharge and working with a multidisciplinary team should begin at hospital admission.
Rhonda Winegar, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CPN, CCRN and Alisha Johnson, MSN, RN discuss workplace policies surrounding breastfeeding in the workplace. Using a case report, Lorraine M. Novosel, PhD, CRNP AGPCNP-BC; Catherine A. Grant, DNP, FNP-BC; Lauren M. Dormin, DNP, NP-C; and Timothy M. Coleman, DNP, FNP-BC present a 73-year-old male with a body mass index over 47 to discuss the benefits and risks of weight loss. Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN and Anne Walsh, ANP-BC, CWOCN, ACHPN review referring patients to hospice or palliative care. And in our Clinical Case Report department, Mary Carver, DNP, MSN, ANP-BC, CDE and Michelle Drew, DNP, MPH, CNM, FNP-C discuss evaluating patients for idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
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