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The DNP: What Do You Want to Know?

Published August 17, 2012 11:19 AM by Jennifer Ford

The decision to go back for a DNP. The excitement of being accepted into the program. Juggling work and school. Developing a capstone project. The joy of graduation. Applying knowledge to practice: The DNP Answers blog contributors have all been through it. The purpose of this blog is to increase understanding of the doctor of nursing practice degree and answer any and all questions posed by readers about the degree. Here are some recent popular posts:

What do you want to know about the DNP that can't be answered in an FAQ? Contributors Mai Kung, Lisa Chism, Meg Carman, Catherine Nichols and Michael Zychowicz will give you fair and unbiased answers, with their own personal touch. Submit your questions in the comments below or email them to senior associate editor Jennifer Ford at

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Think of the nurse with a PhD as a "scholar of theory" and the nurse with a DNP as a "scholar of practice".  One is not "better" than the other.  Each serves different purposes and has different aims/goals.  It's nice we have a choice and that we are now finally being recognized by our medical, dental, pharmaceutical, OT and PT colleagues as  experts in the clinical arena also.

June Romeo, Heart Failure - Cardiology Nurse Practitioner, Cleveland Clinic July 29, 2013 2:09 PM
Cleveland OH

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