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July 2014 - Posts

DNP Discussions

DNP Programs: Are They All the Same?
July 30, 2014 1:16 PM by Walton Reddish
In 2004, the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing (AACN) proposed that the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) should be the entry level for Advanced Practice Nurses (APN). A year later, the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) announced Read More...
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When the Nurse Wants to be Called Doctor
July 23, 2014 8:38 AM by Keischa Cash
Getting my DNP was challenging, but, unfortunately, my employer was not as supportive as I had hoped of my hard-earned achievement. When I received my doctorate I intended to introduce myself as Dr. Cash to patients and wanted staff to address me as such, Read More...
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Summer Quandary
July 16, 2014 10:46 AM by Deanna McCarthy
After waking up from my nap, (yeah, I know, a nap!) I started thinking about going back to school next month. I have been spoiled this summer - even though I am working, I feel like I am on vacation. This summer followed the most difficult semester that Read More...
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What History Teaches Us About the Future
July 9, 2014 10:54 AM by Deonne Benedict
Although a 10 th grade history teacher sparked my interest in history through asking provocative questions, that interest remained dormant for many years. Other than occasionally surfing the History Channel, I didn’t know what a history enthusiast was… Read More...
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Doctor vs. Doctor
July 9, 2014 8:36 AM by Julie Schreiner
Dr. Ruth, Dr. Phil, your dentist, your therapist, your veterinarian, your attorney, your pharmacist, your professor, and yes, your nurse practitioner are all potentially doctors of something... but why has the American Medical Association and the American Read More...
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Prospective DNP Students
July 2, 2014 11:10 AM by Walton Reddish
In May 2012, I entered an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. I had chosen to pursue the DNP because I viewed myself as a clinician and I had no interest in becoming a white coat researcher. After a great deal of investigation, I chose the Read More...
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