Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade. Peruse the DNP Essentials for both Baccalaureate Education and DNP Education. Read the AACN White paper: The Doctor of Nursing Practice: Current Issues and Clarifying Recommendations. Read Chapter 26 in the Philosophies and Theories of Nursing Practice textbook. Read the Zimmerman article: Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice. Read Chapters 1 and 2 in Project Management for the Advanced Practice Nurse textbook. Read Chapter 1 in the Fundamentals of Project Management textbook. Synthesize your readings in a discussion posting and address the criteria listed below to compare and contrast the role of the DNP prepared nurse to the role of the baccalaureate nurse. Support your discussion with references. Post your initial discussion addressing the criteria listed below in the discussion forum by day five of the workshop week. Respond to at least two peers by the last day of the workshop. All discussion should advance knowledge of the topic and you should support all postings with references. Appraise three roles that can be assumed by a DNP advanced practice nurse and how they differ from the roles of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse. Differentiate the basic requirements for DNP roles and how they are implemented in today’s healthcare arena. Analyze the various perspectives and specific process steps for project management outlined by Sipes or Heagney and compare the steps to the nursing process.