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DNP Intensive: What to Bring

What to Bring

See your intensive retreat registration confirmation email for detailed information about What to Bring to the retreat.

Suggestions include:

  1. Laptop (fully charged).
  2. Current copies of your premise or proposal (if you do not have a written draft of your premise or proposal, bring your identified research question).
  3. Copies or resources for your literature review and conceptual framework.
  4. Any research articles (hardcopy or electronic files) for the literature related to your problem.
  5. APA manual.
  6. A list of questions you would like to have answered.
  7. Complete the Emergency Contact Information form prior to arrival at the retreat. Watch your Walden email for a link to complete this form approximately one week prior to the retreat start date.
  8. Dress as you would for professional conferences and other professional meetings; business casual is strongly encouraged. Please be aware that room temperatures in meeting rooms at residency venues may vary; therefore, we suggest dressing in layers to allow maximum flexibility in adjusting to the room temperatures.
  9. Although breakfast and lunch is provided each full meeting day, you may pack non-perishable food items or visit a local grocery or convenience store upon arrival to reduce evening meal dining expenses. You may also check with the host hotel to see if they can provide a refrigerator and/or a microwave oven in your sleeping room (if available, additional fees and taxes may be billed to your sleeping room). If you choose to dine in the residency venue establishments and/or select nearby, non-fast-food options, you should budget approximately $15-$25 (plus tax and tip) for evening meal dining expenses.