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Jenna Blind from New York University kindly shared the outline or their DNP Council. How does their work compare with your experiences? Please share your insights and ideas.

Purpose & Mission: To establish an enterprise wide council of DNP prepared nurses at NYU Langone Health that will lead and promote the advancement of evidence based nursing practice and quality improvement.


  • Align initiatives to NYU Langone Health Nursing Strategic Map.
  • Collaborate with NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing to foster an academic practice arena for prospective and current DNP students.
  • Mentor and guide DNP students through their quality improvement capstone projects.
  • Lead interprofessional quality improvement initiatives that promote high quality, patient centered care to improve organizational outcomes.
  • Utilize a standardized framework and structure process for the implementation of evidence-based practice within the Department of Nursing.
  • Maintain the DNP council website with up-to-date information about its members and ongoing quality improvement initiates.
  • Develop and maintain a repository of DNP scholarly projects on the DNP council website for the sharing and dissemination of best practice.
  • Actively engaged in NYU Langone Health leadership and organizational goals.
  • Encourage expansion of the DNP role at NYU Langone Health.

Measures of Success

  • Active participation by council members
  • Meaningful and successful DNP-led quality improvement initiatives
  • Participation in high level leadership organization goal setting
  • Expansion of the DNP role and contribution to the organization
  • Up-to-date DNP scholarly project repository
  • Publications as well as presentations at local, national, and international nursing organizations
  • Recruitment of new council members

Roles and Responsibilities of Membership:

  • Council members are expected to attend a minimum of 80% of DNP Council meetings throughout the calendar year
  • Members participate in ongoing DNP Council activities and evaluation of council purpose and objectives
  • Steadily increase contribution to repository for DNP scholarly projects and research
  • Collaboration within the committee to develop practice frameworks that are in alignment with organizational goals
  • Mentor DNP-prepared nurses and nurses currently enrolled in DNP programs
  • Provide mentorship as needed to MSN students or staff seeking promotion via NPAP

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