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May 2012 - Posts

DNP Discussions

Clearing the Fog of Doctoral Nursing Degrees
May 25, 2012 8:32 AM by Catherine Nichols
Q. What's the difference between a DNP and a DNSc? A: The history of nursing’s terminal degree is both confusing and complex. The PhD in nursing is historically the first purely nursing doctorate and had its first graduates at New York University in 1934. Read More...
Being Grandfathered as a Nurse Practitioner
May 18, 2012 11:34 AM by Mai Kung
Q: If I graduate in 2015 with an MSN-ACNP degree, will I still be grandfathered as a nurse practitioner? Is it mandatory to have a DNP degree by 2015? The DNP as entry to practice for a nurse practitioner by 2015 is still a recommendation and not a mandate. Read More...
Is It Illegal to Use the 'Doctor' Title?
May 11, 2012 11:31 AM by Meg Carman
Q: I hear there are states where using the title “doctor” is illegal if you are not an MD. Which states are these, and how would a DNP graduate introduce him- or herself to patients in those states? A: To begin, I hope that all of us who have earned our Read More...
Comparing Doctoral Programs in Nursing
May 4, 2012 10:24 AM by Michael Zychowicz
Q: I have a question about the DNP versus PhD or DNSc. I just began to research this subject and am confused as to why the PhD or DNSc is not eligible for accreditation by CCNE. Therefore is a PhD or DNSc inferior? Or are there other organizations that Read More...


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