About One DNP

I earned my "terminal practice" degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in a journey of excitement and challenge. It inspired me to advocate for an all encompassing clinical credential rather than continuing the hodgepodge of nonsensical initials. I hope these entries will provide entertainment and insight into the Doctor of Nursing Practice experience, which will soon be the entry standard for all advanced practice nurses.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Abstract Accepted!

Acupuncture News: Pushing the Point: Integrating Acupressure and Chi...: Integrative therapies are all the rage, particularly in psychiatric and mental health settings. It is an honor to be accepted for a pre-conference session at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association's 26th annual conference in Pittsburgh this November. Check out the abstract . . .

Friday, April 20, 2012

New Grad Self-Care

As I prepare for my own graduation, another year of BSN students are heading toward their own commencement. The first year a practice can be an enormous reality shock, so much so that we have attrition rates in the double-digets. Several of my students who graduated last year have already changed jobs, and a few from two years ago have already left nursing entirely. I have a vested interest, both as a peer and as a patient, to make sure each graduating class produces intelligent, competent, committed nurses who enjoy their work and represent the profession well. This is a brief presentation I created a few years ago to help navigate the role transition and promote life-long job satisfaction. Congratulations class of 2012!

Self Care for Nurses

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

An Important Announcement

To Graduating MSN, DNP & PhD Students:
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing! In conjunction with the UTHSC Commencement the afternoon of May 25th, the College of Nursing will host a Dean’s Convocation the morning of commencement honoring our graduates and their families. A reception will follow the ceremony. Attendance is required at both the Dean’s Convocation and Commencement unless excused by the Dean.

The convocation will be held at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Avenue at 9:00am on Friday, May 25, 2012. Students and faculty will be in full academic regalia during the convocation and, of course, in appropriate dress afterwards. Lindenwood Church is located on Union Avenue immediately east of the intersection of Union Avenue and East Parkway, approximately 3 miles from the College of Nursing. Plan to arrive at the church at 8:30am. We anticipate the ceremony & reception will be completed no later than 11:00am. Invitations are being printed for the convocation ceremony and will be forwarded to you shortly for your use in inviting family and friends.

Congratulations again and we look forward to celebrating with you and your family on May 25th.

! Sent with high priority (no kidding!)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mental Health Providers & Social Networking

I have not been blogging much about the DNP experience this semester for a couple of reasons. First, life. Second, class is over with all of the focus and attention going toward our capstone projects. With that in mind, I am embedding the survey here for the next month to try and capture as many mental health providers (nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists) as possible. You can also access it at www.SurveyMonkey.com/s/OneDNP 

My goal is to gather at least 500 responses and publish the results later this year. Feel free to post any comments or questions. Thanks!

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