DNP-801 Week 1 Assignment Self-Assessment Paper





At the beginning of every task, people need to answer three questions. First, what do I need? Then, what do I have? Finally, what do I need to acquire? The doctoral journey is no different. This assignment will help to answer these questions.

General Requirements

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment.

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center. Please note that PERRLA software is not recommended.
  • You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.


Using the results of the Self-Assessment, write a paper of 250-500 words that addresses the following questions.

  1. Who are you as a learner and why are you here?
  2. What strengths do you bring to the doctoral journey and what are areas of growth you will need in order to be successful in the doctoral journey?
  3. What areas of project interest do you bring to the doctoral journey? (Think about the potential scholarly project topic you wrote about in the application process as well as your prior areas of interest.) Write a short description of your interests and areas you want to explore. The discovery of your final dissertation topic will evolve over your first year of study as you experience content, faculty, peers, and the doctoral learning process.