A Nurse's Step-By-Step Guide to Publishing a Dissertation or DNP Project

Early praise for  A Nurse's Step-By-Step Guide to Publishing a Dissertation or DNP Project:

“The book breaks down the complexities of scholarly writing and provides key insight and vital guidance for publishing dissertations or DNP projects. A Nurse’s Step-By-Step Guide to Publishing a Dissertation or DNP Project will have a permanent place on my bookshelf and will be shared with new graduates and colleagues alike.”

— Nancy White Street, ScD, PPCNP-BC
Julia and Harold Plotnick Professor of Global Nursing
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth College of Nursing

“Karen Roush’s earlier book on writing a dissertation or scholarly project has become the ‘go-to’ resource for scores of doctoral students. In her new book, Roush has again demonstrated her unique knack for simplifying a process—the often-arduous steps necessary for turning a dissertation or capstone project into a manuscript worthy of publication. A must-read primer for anyone wanting to publish.”

— Wendy Budin, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Professor & Associate Dean
Entry to Baccalaureate Practice Division
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Perinatal Education
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
School of Nursing


INDIANAPOLIS — Creating a dissertation or academic project is a demanding and complicated process, presenting a unique set of challenges for authors. Navigating the publishing process presents further challenges. Creating the best article and finding the most appropriate journals often leaves first-time authors frustrated and intimidated.

In A Nurse’s Step-By-Step Guide to Publishing a Dissertation or DNP Project, award-winning author Karen Roush guides readers through the process of reworking a dissertation or DNP project into a high-quality manuscript and honing their writing skills. Roush then provides a step-by-step guide through the publication process, providing all the information necessary to fully understand and navigate the world of academic publishing.

“The full breadth and depth of nurses’ contributions are still not recognized by the healthcare community and the general public,” said Roush. “Publication is a powerful means of strengthening the voice of nursing and influencing how care is delivered.”

The author has also created material downloads, such as a Submission Checklist and a Top 10 Guide to Publishing, to support the use of this book in classroom and professional settings. These downloads are available for free at http://hdl.handle.net/10755/17097.

This book is available at SigmaMarketplace.org/sigmabooks.

A Nurse’s Step-By-Step Guide to Publishing a Dissertation or DNP Project: Taking Your Paper From Graduation to Publication
By Karen Roush, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Published by Sigma, 2019
ISBN-13: 9781948057370
EPUB ISBN: 9781948057387
PDF ISBN: 9781948057394
MOBI ISBN: 9781948057400
Price: US $39.95
Trade paperback, 208 pages
Trim size: 5 3/8 x 8 3/8

About the author:
Karen Roush, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, is founder of The Scholar’s Voice, which works to strengthen the voice of nursing through writing mentorship for nurses. A previous Editorial Director and Clinical Managing Editor for American Journal of Nursing, Roush is widely published, having authored multiple consumer healthcare books, nursing articles in peer-reviewed journals, essays, and poetry. She is also adjunct faculty at Pace University and The Graduate Center for the City University of New York.

About Sigma:
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members in over 100 countries and territories. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. Sigma’s more than 540 chapters are located at more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Eswatini, Ghana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales.

Learn more at www.SigmaNursing.org.