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:


If you would like to delay dissemination of your project by one, three, or five years, you will have the opportunity to request an embargo during the submission process. Your request will 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. You should complete steps 1 and 2 by the end of the 10th week of the semester that you intend to submit your project to the Knowledge Bank.

  • Go to:
  • Click on "Login" in the left-hand column under "My Account".
  • Click on "OSU Login".
  • Sign in with your OSU account (lastname.# and password) to be directed to your Submissions page
  • OR if your OSU login is already in effect in your browser, you will be taken directly 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. You will NOT be immediately authorized to submit your project to the Knowledge Bank; the authorization will happen at the request of the Graduate Program Manager once you have successfully defended your project. When you have been authorized to submit, you will be notified via your OSU email address.


3. Once the advisor approves the final project document in Word format they will send an email to the Graduate Data Manager, Graduate Program Manager, Dr. Gerene Bauldoff and the student letting everyone know the project is approved. The advisor will convert the project from Word to PDF and send the final PDF with the confirmation email. The student will then receive authorization from the Knowledge Bank to submit.

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

  • Go to:
  • Click on "Login".
  • Click on "OSU Login".
  • After logging in, click on "start a new submission".
  • Select your collection from the dropdown. Note: you will not be able to select a collection until you are authorized to submit (steps 2 and 3 above).
  • Follow the steps of the submission form.

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. Items in the Knowledge Bank are indexed by Google but it may take two weeks before you will be able to find it in Google.

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