Awarded 2nd place in the 2019 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Management and Leadership category.
- Presents the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve and advance in C-Suite positions
- Designed for novice and experienced DNP nurses alike
- Envisions DNP leadership potential in the context of healthcare reform and transformation
- Addresses the DNP nurse leader role in advancing quality improvement initiatives and collaborating to increase clinical nursing research
- Focuses on business-oriented skill sets and performance expectations required of upper-level executives including informatics and “soft skill” development
- Includes practical “how-to’s” for successful financial planning, business case development, and sustaining business transformations
- Contains a full “high-level” business plan exemplar and a full summary policy analysis exemplar
- Offers readily usable techniques for technical writing improvement and executive level writing mastery
- Provides “takeaways,” summaries, and reflection questions for each chapter
- Techniques are aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) DNP Essentials and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) Competencies™ (formerly the American Organization of Nurse Executives)
Written by experienced nurse executives who teach in rigorous academic programs and are executive practice experts, this book offers important insights into the nurse executive role and key management and leadership principles critical for success. Nursing faculty and students will find these principles embedded in quality improvement and evidence-based practice, and advanced by Joint Commission accreditation as well as the Quadruple Aim and Magnet Designation models. The book addresses critical business topics such as health care policy, informatics, and business planning, and also offers a glimpse into today’s C-Suite and the complex contemporary business challenges being navigated by today’s healthcare executives.
Nancy M. Valentine, PhD, D.Sc. (Hon.), MPH, RN, FAAN, FNAP – :
THE DNP Nurse in Executive Leadership Roles by editors Joyce E. Johnson and Linda L. Costa is a clear roadmap for a nurse who aspires to be a nurse executive or one who is already in such a role. Having the opportunity to read this review of key competencies for a DNP-prepared nurse provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the opportunities that abound for DNP nurses in key leadership roles and the skills needed to be successful in transforming healthcare.
As the DNP degree is evolving within our profession, having a clear picture of what a DNP-prepared nurse in executive practice can accomplish serves as a practical guide for students, educators and for practicing nurse leaders. In reading the literature on the contrast between PhD/DNS and the DNP, descriptions seem to begin by emphasizing what the DNP-prepared nurse is not doing as compared to a PhD/DNS-prepared nurse, rather than providing a compelling description of what the DNP-prepared nurse is clearly prepared to do. This book fills in that gap for nurse leaders and their associates.
Using the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice, the authors provide an in-depth overview of all the elements of healthcare that are pertinent to the specific chapters; evolution of DNP programs in the US, the DNP nurse executive in the healthcare environment, leadership potential, the clinical DNP practice environment and leadership transformation, quality aspects of system transformation, clinical research and quality improvement, health policy opportunities, finance, business planning, informatics, dissemination of knowledge, managing diverse workforces, and preparing for the journey into the C-Suite. Each of these topics flow with specific chapter guides that include: chapter objectives, testimonials, chapter take-aways, chapter summary and reflective questions. Using charts, graphs and tables, a large volume of content is organized into a useful illustration and information at a glance summary of key points.
Who would benefit from reading? Anyone who wants to take a DNP educated nurse and unleash their ability to make a difference. The text serves as a guide for executive practice DNP nurses to transform healthcare by providing a more thorough understanding of complex issues in healthcare and explaining how to effectively address these challenges by taking a rigorous approach to program planning, implementation, and evaluation; in essence, “upping the game” for the drive to attain outcomes using knowledge, skills and influence.
As DNP-prepared nurses begin to view themselves clearly as executive level implementation scientists and facilitators with the skills and abilities to solve problems, propose novel solutions, and provide the data that measures impact—such individuals will make a significant mark on their organizations to better meet client needs and to increase quality, policy, and program outcomes in a cost effective manner.
Nancy M. Valentine, PhD, D.Sc. (Hon.), MPH, RN, FAAN, FNAP
School of Nursing
Northern Illinois University/DeKalb, Illinois
Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC – :
This is an excellent resource for students and practicing nurse executives. This important contribution provides in-depth information and wonderful practice strategies for nurse executives across the spectrum.
– Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, USC School of Social Work
Doody’s Review Service
Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN (verified owner) – :
I highly recommend that you include the DNP Nurse in Executive Leadership Roles (2019) by Johnson, Joyce E., Costa, Linda L to your nurse executive library collection. With an increase in DNP prepared nurse leaders, understanding the roles and competencies that the nurse executive brings to the table is critical. This book outlines key content areas and most importantly, the impact that DNP prepared nurse executives can have. It will serve as a resource to all nurse executives, especially those that are in DNP programs.
Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean, Clinical Practice & Community Engagement
The George Washington University School of Nursing