Welcome to the My DNP Manuscript Mentorship Program

The My DNP Manuscript Mentorship Program is a transformative 14-week initiative tailored for ambitious and high-achieving doctoral students and current doctorally prepared nursing professionals seeking to embark on the journey of publication.

Program Overview

Designed specifically for DNPs eager to master the art of publishing their DNP projects and related work, this mentorship program provides a structured and supportive environment to guide you through the intricacies of the publication process.

Don’t miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to turn your DNP project into a published masterpiece. Join us at MyDNPmanuscript and take the first step towards leaving your mark on the world of nursing literature.

Stay tuned for details on our upcoming application cycle.

What to Expect:

Mentorship Pairing

Selected mentees will have the unique opportunity to be paired with a seasoned mentor, a distinguished Post-Doc, who will serve as a guiding light throughout the manuscript writing and editing journey.

Building Lasting Relationships

Beyond honing your publication skills, this program fosters deep connections with mentors, offering you a chance to tap into their wealth of experience and expertise.

Skills and Best Practices

Gain invaluable insights and master best practices essential for crafting a publication-ready journal manuscript. Leverage the knowledge and expertise of our mentors to refine your work to perfection.

Six Steps to a Publication-Ready Journal Manuscript

Our comprehensive lecture series is based on the proven “Six Steps to a Publication-Ready Journal Manuscript” framework. This structured approach ensures that you have a clear roadmap to guide you towards successful publication.

Cohort Experience

Enhance your learning through the camaraderie and shared experiences of your cohort. Engage in collaborative activities, workshops, and discussions that enrich your understanding of the publication process.

Application Process

Ready to embark on your journey towards publication success? Stay tuned for details on our upcoming application cycle.

Become a Program Mentor Volunteer!

Serving as a Mentor in this DNP Manuscript Mentorship Program offers a unique opportunity to give back, while also providing you with a platform for personal and professional growth, recognition, and the satisfaction of knowing you’re making a positive impact on the future of nursing.

So many perks!

Meaningful Impact:

  • Make a substantial difference in the academic and professional development of aspiring DNPs of Color, contributing to the advancement of underrepresented voices in the field.

Fulfilling Professional Obligation:

  • Fulfill your role as an experienced professional by guiding and supporting the next generation of nurse leaders from diverse backgrounds.

Networking Opportunities:

  • Connect with motivated DNPs of Color, expanding your professional network and establishing valuable relationships within the community.

Recognition and Acknowledgment:

  • Be acknowledged as a vital mentor in the success of the program, enhancing your professional reputation and credibility.

Skill Development:

  • Enhance your mentoring, coaching, and communication skills through hands-on experience with mentees.

Cultural Competency Growth:

  • Deepen your understanding of diverse perspectives and cultural competency in mentoring DNPs of Color, fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment.

Research Exposure:

  • Gain insights into a wide range of research topics and approaches within the DNP community, broadening your own knowledge base.

Personal Growth and Learning:

  • Learn from the unique experiences and research interests of mentees, staying informed about emerging trends and innovations in nursing.

Contribution to Diversity in Nursing Research:

  • Play a pivotal role in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing research by providing mentorship to DNPs of Color in manuscript development.

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Access exclusive workshops, seminars, and resources designed to further develop your skills as a mentor and leader in the field.

Letter of Recommendation and References:

  • Offer letters of recommendation and serve as a valuable reference for mentees, aiding in their professional growth and opportunities.

Flexible Commitment:

  • Customize your involvement to align with your schedule and availability, ensuring that you can contribute meaningfully without overwhelming your other responsibilities.

Personal Satisfaction:

  • Experience the gratification of witnessing mentees thrive and succeed in their academic and professional pursuits.

Continual Learning and Engagement:

  • Stay engaged with current research and emerging trends in the field, keeping your own expertise and knowledge up-to-date.

Become a Program Facilitator Volunteer!

Serving as a Program Facilitator in this DNP Manuscript Mentorship Program not only provides you with a platform to give back to the community but also offers numerous personal and professional benefits that contribute to your own growth and fulfillment.

So many perks!

Meaningful Impact:

  • Make a substantial difference in the academic and professional development of aspiring DNPs of Color, contributing to the advancement of underrepresented voices in the field.

Fulfilling Professional Obligation:

  • Fulfill your role as an experienced professional by guiding and supporting the next generation of nurse leaders from diverse backgrounds.

Networking Opportunities:

  • Connect with motivated DNPs of Color, expanding your professional network and establishing valuable relationships within the community.

Recognition and Acknowledgment:

  • Be acknowledged as a vital mentor in the success of the program, enhancing your professional reputation and credibility.

Skill Development:

  • Enhance your mentoring, coaching, and communication skills through hands-on experience with mentees.

Cultural Competency Growth:

  • Deepen your understanding of diverse perspectives and cultural competency in mentoring DNPs of Color, fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment.

Research Exposure:

  • Gain insights into a wide range of research topics and approaches within the DNP community, broadening your own knowledge base.

Personal Growth and Learning:

  • Learn from the unique experiences and research interests of mentees, staying informed about emerging trends and innovations in nursing.

Contribution to Diversity in Nursing Research:

  • Play a pivotal role in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing research by providing mentorship to DNPs of Color in manuscript development.

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Access exclusive workshops, seminars, and resources designed to further develop your skills as a mentor and leader in the field.

Letter of Recommendation and References:

  • Offer letters of recommendation and serve as a valuable reference for mentees, aiding in their professional growth and opportunities.

Flexible Commitment:

  • Customize your involvement to align with your schedule and availability, ensuring that you can contribute meaningfully without overwhelming your other responsibilities.

Personal Satisfaction:

  • Experience the gratification of witnessing mentees thrive and succeed in their academic and professional pursuits.

Continual Learning and Engagement:

  • Stay engaged with current research and emerging trends in the field, keeping your own expertise and knowledge up-to-date.

Program Timeline

Week 1
Week 1

Focus: Introductions


  • Overview video on My DNP Manuscript and links to DOCs PTP videos.

  • Visioning exercise for mentees’ publishing goals.

  • Discussion of writing challenges.

  • In-depth review of mentees’ projects and target journals.

  • Tutorial on effective PubMed searches.

  • Homework: Review “Six Steps to a Publication-Ready Journal Manuscript” (MDM) introduction video.

  • YellowDig Engagement: Introduction about yourself and your project.

Week 2
Week 2

Focus: Getting Started


  • Step 1 video of My DNP Manuscript and Bonus Videos 1, 2, and 3.

  • Analysis of journal guidelines for optimal selection.

  • Crafting a query letter if necessary.

  • Outlining manuscript to align with journal and project content.

  • Homework: Finalize manuscript outline, review Step 1 of MDM, and Bonus Videos 1, 2, and 3.

  • Optional YellowDig Engagement: Q&A with mentors and mentees.

Week 3
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Week 3

Focus: Start Writing


  • Discussion on Step 1 video and questions.

  • Joint review of published papers for content analysis.

  • Comparing content with MDM Step 1 recommendations.

  • Ensuring mentee’s outline addresses background and literature review.

  • Homework: Draft background/problem statement and literature review, follow MDM and journal guidelines.

Week 4
Week 4

Focus: Complete the Introduction


  • Review Introduction draft and address challenges.

  • Evaluate content flow and logic, with collaborative editing.

  • Homework: Source newer references if necessary; review Step 2 of MDM; draft purpose and aims statement.

Week 5
Week 5

Focus: Move on to Methods


  • Finalize introduction, purpose, and aims.

  • Review content flow and logic.

  • Address challenges in Methods section.

  • Homework: Review Step 3 of MDM, draft the Methods section.

Week 6
Week 6

Focus: Complete the Methods


  • Discuss Methods draft and troubleshoot challenges.

  • Review content, subsections, and ensure adherence to journal guidelines.

  • Comparative analysis with similar published projects.

  • Homework: Complete the Methods section, review Step 4 of MDM, and draft the Results section.

Week 7
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Week 7

Focus: Write the Results


  • Discuss Results section and address issues.

  • Evaluate content flow and logic.

  • Word count assessment and editing.

  • Homework: Review Step 5 of MDM, draft the Discussion section, including limitations and implications.

Week 8
Week 8

Focus: Discussion Section and Final Editing


  • Review Step 5 video of My DNP Manuscript.

  • Discuss the Discussion section; identify missing elements and required sources.

  • Ensure all limitations and implications for nursing are clearly addressed.

  • Perform a word count analysis; adjust content as needed.

  • Homework: Conduct a thorough review of the entire manuscript. Compare it against journal guidelines. Fine-tune editing and apply APA or AMA style where necessary. Identify and incorporate newer sources if required.


Week 9
Week 9

Focus: Taking a Break and Reflecting


  • Mentees are encouraged to step back from their paper and avoid direct work on it.

  • Mentors review one or more of their own manuscripts and discuss content, drawing comparisons to the PTP process.

  • Discussion on the publication process and how it aligns with the mentee’s broader career goals.

  • Homework: Read one or two journal articles of interest for personal enrichment.

Week 10
Week 10

Focus: Writing Intensive Session


  • Distribute weekly handout and provide Zoom link for a special 60-minute review of scholarly writing.

  • Hosted by professional editors Sara D. Hauber and Sharese T. Willis.

  • Comprehensive insights and Q&A on writing and editing strategies based on extensive experience.

  • Opportunity for mentees to ask specific questions related to their manuscripts.

Week 11
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Week 11

Focus: Editing and Finalizing Draft


  • Review Step 6 of the My DNP Manuscript program.

  • Revisit the mentee’s draft, analyzing each section in context of the whole.

  • Compare content against the journal’s guidelines and MDM recommendations.

  • Ensure the paper aligns with the journal’s requirements.

  • Determine if any declarations, conflicts of interest, acknowledgments, or other requirements are needed for the journal.

  • Homework: Write the required abstract and create an account (if needed) for the journal’s online submission system.

Week 12
Week 12

Focus: Editing and Finalizing Draft


  • Distribute weekly handout and provide any relevant Zoom links.

  • Review and finalize the abstract.

  • Check all guidance for submission requirements, forms, and necessary documents.

  • Address any last-minute questions or concerns.

  • Submit all documents for online manuscript submission.

  • Celebrate and share submission success on the YellowDig group!

  • Conduct a closing meeting/event to mark the conclusion of the mentorship program.