DNP 801 Discussion Questions
DNP-801 Topic 1
DNP 801 Discussion Question 1: Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
Refer to the document “Discussion Forum Philosophy.” Download the file, print it, and use the information to guide your participation in the Main Forum. Perform the following tasks to complete this assignment: Identify the discussion questions/prompts in the Main Forum for the topic. Identify the concepts, principles, theories, and other information in the course readings, lectures, and other resources that relate to the discussion questions/prompts.
After reading, “Dr. Ronald Berman on Time Management” and viewing the video at the conclusion of the article, describe two strategies you will implement in order to improve your time management skills? How will you change your approach to time management using that information?
DNP 801 Discussion Question 2: The DNP PI Workspace is a critical resource for DNP students. It contains essential resources for this course and valuable guidance tools for successfully completing your DPI projects. Navigate the DNP PI Workspace, Student Success Center, and the Guidelines for Graduate Field Experiences. After reviewing the above resources, answer the following:
- What information within the Guidelines for Graduate Field Experiences, DNP PI Workspace, and Student Success Center is the most helpful for this course and the completion of your DPI project? Why?
Review the “DNP Direct Practice Improvement Project Recommendation PowerPoint” found in the course materials. Discuss a potential topic for your project in a brief paragraph. Consider the PICOT reminder slide when selecting your potential topic.
DNP 801 Topic 2
DNP 801 Discussion Question 1: You will submit your written assignments to Turnitin in your courses as you complete the program. The purpose is to help you determine how effectively you are integrating other sources into your own writing. Turnitin reports assist you in determining if you are integrating other’s writing into your own correctly and in accord with acceptable practices for scholarly writing. Review the Turnitin report provided. Indicate paragraphs that you believe need review and provide rationale. Also, discuss the impact of correct APA format and integration of sources on your credibility as a scholar in the discipline.
DNP 801 Discussion Question 2: Review the “PICOT Selection Guidelines” resource.
Using the PICOT format, formulate one evidence-based practice (EBP) question in correct format. Follow the selection guidelines in order to choose an appropriate topic idea that can be supported with empirical research. In 150-200 words, justify why this topic fits the PICOT guidelines and is worthy of additional investigation. Submit your PICOT question and supporting articles to the discussion forum for feedback.
DNP 801 Topic 3
Discussion Question 1: After reviewing the “DNP Direct Practice Improvement Project Recommendations” PowerPoint, in addition to using the information you provided in your application to the GCU doctoral program, briefly describe a potential topic of interest for your DPI Project. How do you believe this project will contribute to the body of knowledge in your field?
Discussion Question 2: Once you receive your Typhon access explore the website, create a sample case log with 1 minute of logged time (0:60). Create a screen shot of the completed sample log and post it in the Individual Forum for faculty review and approval. Along with your screenshot, briefly state any challenges you experienced.
DNP 801 Topic 4
Discussion Question 1: After reading the article, “Evidence Synthesis and Meta-Analysis: A Practical Approach,” briefly and concisely describe specifically what you learned about synthesis and meta-analysis.
Discussion Question 2: Metacognition is thinking about thinking. What are some of the benefits of metacognition, and why is it important for doctoral learners to understand their metacognitive processes?
Why is it important to develop the skill of questioning? How does developing this skill apply to your reading of empirical articles, research conclusions, and your own DPI Project?
DNP 801 Topic 5
Discussion Question 1: Why is it important to develop the skill of questioning? How does developing this skill apply to your reading of empirical articles, research conclusions, and your own DPI Project?
Discussion Question 2: How do you determine if the conclusions of empirical research are logically supported or not? Do conclusions that are not logically supported invalidate the entire study? Why or why not? How might you address utilizing studies or information from studies with unsupported conclusions?
DNP 801 Topic 6
Discussion Question 1: In your opinion, what is the difference between being a learner and being a scholar? Justify your claims.
Discussion Question 2: What are misrepresentations that can occur while reading other’s work and using its data? How can do you determine when data is a useful source of evidence for a project? Is it possible to misrepresent data and conclusions using statistics? Why or why not? How?
DNP 801 Topic 7
Discussion Question 1: Briefly describe what you have learned from feedback given by your instructor regarding your PICOT question. How will you frame your PICOT differently moving forward? Be specific about what components, if any, that you will change.
Discussion Question 2: Describe how your personal philosophy affects your worldview and how that impacts decision making and your approach to research. What does assessing your own worldview in this way teach you about yourself?
DNP 801 Topic 8
Discussion Question 1: What is the most important skill for success in your doctoral pursuit? Why?
Discussion Question 2: Reflect on the material and assessment given in the course and what you have learned in this course, what aspects of the doctoral pursuit do you find the most challenging? Most rewarding?