Enhance your understanding of the essential elements of the Doctor of Nursing Practice as defined by the AACN. Written for DNPs by a DNP, this is more than an introduction—it provides you with an organizing framework for your progress through the DNP degree program. Inside, you’ll find a review of the theoretical foundations of practice, defined by how they should be used in practice. You’ll explore healthcare policy, finance, and leadership topics as they apply to advanced nursing at the DNP level. Coverage of evidence-based practice focuses on how to use research methodology and utilization in the field.