Doctor of Nursing Practice

Instructions for submitting to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Document Projects collection.

The Department of Nursing of the Graduate School requires that each DNP student develop a Final Document Project representing an independent, creative project addressing a clinical issue in advanced nursing for individuals, groups, populations, or systems. Completed and defended DNP Final Document Projects should be submitted to the Knowledge Bank. If you have questions or problems with the procedures below, please send a message to

 Instructions for students:


Delay of Dissemination (embargo) request form. If you would like to delay dissemination of your project in the Knowledge Bank, you must request an embargo from your advisor. You must email this completed form to when you submit your project to the Knowledge Bank.

Whether or not you request a delay, you must complete steps 1-5 to electronically submit your project. You will have an opportunity in the submission process to alert the Libraries that your project should not be made available in the Knowledge Bank immediately.

1. Login to the Knowledge Bank to auto-register.

  • Go to:
  • Click on the "Login" dropdown.
  • Click on the "Login with Shibboleth" button.
  • Sign in with your OSU account (lastname.# and password)
  • OR if your OSU login is already in effect in your browser, you will be logged in automatically.
  • Once logged in, click on the Profile icon dropdown and select "MyKB" to be taken to your Submissions page.

2. Fill out the web form below and click on [Submit] to inform the Knowledge Bank staff that you have registered. They will authorize you to submit your project to the appropriate collection. Knowledge Bank staff will send you an e-mail when you have been authorized. If you have not heard back from Knowledge Bank staff within two business days, please email

Once authorized, when you start a new submission after logging in you will see the name of the DNP Final Document Projects collection in the pop-up window dropdown. Before you are authorized this collection will not be available.


3. Convert your project to PDF format. (Microsoft Word documents will not be accepted.)

Note: Please do not use spaces or special characters in your PDF filename. Spaces and special characters — such as [ , ] , ( , ) , ! , é , and ü — can prevent access to your project via the web once it is in the Knowledge Bank. Examples of properly named PDFs include: project.pdf, your_name_project.pdf, DNP_project.pdf, DNPProject.pdf, myProject_20080602.pdf. Also, please remember that the filename of your project will be visible to the general public.

4. Submit your Final Document Project to the Knowledge Bank.

  • Go to
  • Click on "Login".
  • Click on the "Login with Shibboleth" button.
  • After logging in, hover over the plus sign at the top of the left-hand menu. Click "New" and select "Item" from the dropdown list.
  • In the new pop-up window, click on the name of the desired collection listed below the search box. Note: you will not be able to select a collection until you are authorized to submit (step 2 above).
  • Follow the steps of the submission form.

During the submission process, you will be asked whether or not you requested an embargo (or delayed dissemination) for your project and for how long. You must request an embargo using the Delay of Dissemination form from your advisor, and this completed form should be emailed to the Knowledge Bank staff ( immediately following the submission of your project to the Knowledge Bank.

Note: As a repository for digital assets, OSU's Knowledge Bank acts as a permanent archive. All items submitted remain as is at the time of submission, just as books once published remain in the form in which they were printed. PDF files once placed in the Knowledge Bank will not be modified.

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5. Your work is done but it may take the Knowledge Bank staff 2 to 3 business days to add your Project to the Knowledge Bank. The system will send an email to you when it has been added informing you of the web address of your project. If you have requested an embargo, you will receive an email when your project is added to the Knowledge Bank after the embargo period.

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