Scholarly Activities

 

Throughout the DNP program, learners are required to provide a report documenting participation in a minimum of four scholarly activities outside of clinical or professional practice. These reports will be due in specific courses throughout the program, as described below, and must be documented in your Practice Portfolio by the end of each course in which an activity report is due.

 

Examples of scholarly activities include attending conferences, seminars, grand rounds, participating in policy and quality improvement committees, writing scholarly publications, participating in community planning, serving as a guest lecturer, etc. Involvement in and contribution to interdisciplinary initiatives are also acceptable scholarly activities.

 

Documentation of these activities is required 

 

A summary report of the scholarly activity, including who, what, where, when and take home points, will be submitted as the assignment. Include the appropriate program competencies associated with the scholarly activity and future professional goals related to this activity. You may use the “Scholarly Activity Summary” template to help guide this assignment.

 

Scholarly Activity Summary Template

 

This document describes the scholarly activity in three or four paragraphs. 

 

Instructions: Read each section and fill it out using the instructions. Once you have completed the section, erase the instructions that appear in italics. 

 

Overview 

 

This section consists of a single paragraph that succinctly describes the scholarly activity that you attended/participated in, the target market for the activity, and the benefit of the activity to you. 

 

Problem 

 

This section consists of either a short story or a handful of bullet points that concisely identifies the problems the scholarly activity is designed to solve. Educate us – what is the current state of the activity topic? Tell us – why is this a problem, and for whom is it a problem? Inspire us – what could a SNP prepared nurse achieve by participating in the scholarly activity? Use declarative sentences with simple words to communicate each point. Less is more. 

 

Solution 

 

This section consists of either a short paragraph or a handful of bullet points that concisely describe the state solution to a proposed practice problem that the scholarly activity addressed and how it addresses the problem outlined in the previous section. 

 

Opportunity 

 

This section consists of a short paragraphs that define the opportunity that the scholarly activity is designed to capture. It’s important to cover the GCU Domains and Competencies that were met. How will attending/participating in this scholarly activity help you grow as a DNP prepared nurse? 

 

Program Competencies Addressed

 

This section consists of a list of program competencies that were addressed in this scholarly activity. Please use the list from the ISP.

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