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Nursing DNP Project

Information for KUMC DNP students.

Project Content Checklist

Final DNP Project Must Have

  • Title and acceptance page                                  
  • Date                                                                 
  • Abstract                                                                
  • Table of contents
  • Reference list
  • One-inch margins
  • Times New Roman, 12 point font 
  • Double spaced
  • Consistent use of a writing style, such as APA
  • Headers
  • Embedded fonts
  • Saved as PDF

Final DNP Project Must Not Have

  • Actual signatures of committee members (type them after approval)
  • Blank pages
  • Landscape pages

Please note: To decrease the risk of identity theft, do not upload pages with original signatures to ProQuest. Committee members' signatures will instead be included in the physical copy of your DNP Project that is turned in to your department upon completion. Delete any signatures within the DNP Project body or appendices and replace them a typed name.

Where will my DNP Project be published?

KUMC DNP Projects will be available in two places, the ProQuest Dissertation and Theses database, and KU ScholarWorks. Students will submit their projects through ProQuest for both databases. A signed copyright agreement form is required and should be delivered to Katharine Agnew, Senior Coordinator- Curriculum, in the School of Nursing Academic Affairs Office. 913-588-6318,


ProQuest Dissertations and Theses is the world's most comprehensive database of dissertations and theses from 1743 to the present. It is purchased and made accessible through many academic libraries. All KUMC PhD dissertations and DNP Projects are submitted to this database. You might hear it be referred to as UMI, ProQuest, ETD, Current Research @ KU, and Dissertations and Theses Database. You will need to sign up for a ProQuest account and login to submit your DNP Project.

KU ScholarWorks

KU ScholarWorks is the digital repository of the University of Kansas. It contains scholarly work created by KU faculty, staff, and students, as well as material from the University Archives. KU ScholarWorks makes important research and historical items available to a wider audience and helps assure their long-term preservation.

On February 11, 2010, the KU Faculty Senate passed a revised Open Access policy granting the University permission to deposit a copies of scholarly work in an open access repository-- KU ScholarWorks. For more about the policy, Q&A, addenda, and more, visit Open Access @ KU.