Read the posts and respond. In your response, explain why you decided to respond to this particular post. Ask a question, propose other databases or search terms the learner might use, or suggest additional search strategies to continue the discussion thread and further conversation. Your response must be a minimum of 200 words in length. If your response offers an alternative viewpoint or refers to the ideas or work of others, it must be supported by citing an outside scholarly source, using APA style.
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I have chosen to focus my project on the DNP role in organizational leadership and how the DNP prepared RN impacts leadership roles in healthcare. I have chosen this because most leaders in healthcare have traditionally pursued educational degrees in healthcare administration or business administration. Examining where the DNP prepared nurse falls in the ranks of leadership is necessary due to the fact that this role has been undefined since its inception. The role of the nurse leader has been changing over the years and the rapidly changing healthcare needs a leader who can ensure quality care of the patient, patient safety, patient outcomes, and efficiency of work processes.
Databases are necessary for any scholar to obtain relevant articles for research and references. It can be overwhelming for someone when first starting to research a subject. Finding the appropriate database as well as defining the correct terms for narrow the search can be frustrating and challenging. Search filters are designed to retrieve studies and articles that are relevant to the subject or terms being search (Wilczynski, Lokker, McKibbon, Hobson, & Haynes, 2016). Sometimes the use of search filters can increase the sensitivity of relevant articles and reduce the specificity of off- target articles (2016, p. 42). Knowing how to further filter down what articles are relevant and what articles are not can be daunting.
I used CINAHL Complete and OVID as my database searches for my article retrieval for this project. Defining search terms was an effort in trial and error. The terms that I used were DNP; leadership; healthcare; role.
Wiczynski, N., Lokker, C., McKibbon, K., Hobson, N., & Haynes, B. (2016). Limits of search filter development. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 104(1), 42- 46.