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DNP Program Guide

This guide provides resources, tools, and information for the College of Nursing's Nurse Practioner Degree program including information pertaining to nursing theories & models, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement.

Library Resources & Services

Health Sciences Librarians

Melanie Dixson and Niki Cobb serve as the Health Sciences Librarians for the College of Nursing. Some areas we can provide support include:

  • selecting keywords for searches
  • developing search strings 
  • locating hard-to-find resources
  • creating sample search queries

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We can work with you via email or set up a consultation time to work one-on-one or in groups. We provide virtual (via Zoom) and in-person consultations!

Research Guides like the DNP Program Guide provide a curated list of resources and support information based upon discipline or subject interest. These additional research guides provide materials and tools that may also be of interest.

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Databases & Online Resources

Past DNP Projects

Previous DNP Project submissions are available in TRACE. Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange (TRACE) is The University of Tennessee's Open Access repository, a publicly accessible archive featuring research and creative work by UT scholars and researchers. You can learn more about TRACE by visiting