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DNP Discussions

Eat Your Young Or Teach Your Young?
November 26, 2014 11:54 AM by Julie Schreiner
Last weekend I went to a fantastic pediatric conference and one of the talks was on preceptoring and how to be successful as a preceptor. During this talk they also gave a plethora of encouragement for NPs to become preceptors and asked those that had Read More...
The Practical Doctorate in Other Health Disciplines
October 3, 2014 11:06 AM by Deonne Benedict
Since I seem to have lost a host of readers last post in my discussion of what we can learn from history, I will proceed with... more lessons from history. Never fear, I expect the next couple posts will be about nurse entrepreneurship, which seems to Read More...
September 10, 2014 10:48 AM by Deanna McCarthy
BSN nurses are getting DNP degrees. What do you think about this? Personally, I am not happy about this fact. I have had my BSN since 1987 and my MSN since 1992. I don't think that a nurse who has had their BSN for only 5 years should be getting the same Read More...
NPs as PCPs
August 27, 2014 3:20 PM by Walton Reddish
Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) first made headlines, a frequent topic in the media has been the shortage of primary care providers (PCPs) to accommodate the influx of newly insured patients. At the time of its implementation, it was estimated that Read More...
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...
Certification if Graduating With an MSN in 2015
August 24, 2012 10:16 AM by Mai Kung
Q: I am just finishing my BSN and will graduate in December 2012. I have a BSBA, ADN, LPN-Diploma and associate degree in general education. I am now considering doing the FNP program but I will be in the middle of the program when the DNP is required 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...
A Residency Instead of a DNP
March 2, 2012 8:52 AM by Meg Carman
Q: I too have toyed with returning to school for my DNP. However, I am not wholly convinced this is the right route to ensure consistency with advanced practice nursing. If DNP shall be required, let's make it like a residency - everyone gets a similar Read More...
Top 15 Doctor of Nursing Practice Articles of 2011
December 30, 2011 12:57 PM by Jennifer Ford
To help you get your bearings on doctor of nursing practice issues — and issues pertaining to doctoral degrees for physician assistants as well — take a look at related articles that were most popular across the ADVANCE for NPs & PAs website and blogs Read More...
Top DNP Answers Posts of 2011
December 23, 2011 11:15 AM by Jennifer Ford
As we look toward an exciting new year, we also like to take a look back at what brought us here. Below is a list of the most popular and thought-provoking posts about the doctor of nursing practice that ran here on the DNP Answers blog in 2011. We are Read More...
Will I Get a Good Job With a DNP?
December 16, 2011 10:09 AM by Lisa Chism, NP
Q: I am thinking about starting a post-bachelor's DNP program in primary adult/gerontologic nursing with a subspecialty in education. This will be quite expensive and I need to know job prospects. Since this is a new degree, what would this degree prepare Read More...
Current MSN Students and the DNP Transition
December 2, 2011 11:20 AM by Mai Kung
Q: Do you have any idea what will happen to students who are in the process of obtaining an MSN when this switch occurs? I will probably be in this situation, so I am trying to find out if I should wait to start my graduate degree until I can just enroll Read More...
Will Practicing NPs Be Pushed to Get DNPs?
October 3, 2011 11:50 AM by Mai Kung
Q: I recently completed my MSN as an FNP. Do you believe there will be a push for all MSNs to complete their DNP to be competitive with new DNP-prepared APRNs? A: The DNP movement has gained wide acceptance since the AACN announced its position statement Read More...
The Benefit of BSN to DNP, Part 2
September 16, 2011 11:41 AM by Mai Kung
Q: What is the benefit of a BSN to DNP program, especially when these nurses are novices in the profession? Dear reader, I see there are two different components to your question. You seem to have a concern regarding the benefit of a BSN to DNP program. Read More...
Are New MSN Grad NPs Obsolete Already?
March 11, 2011 10:57 AM by Lisa Chism, NP
Here at the DNP Answers blog we take your questions about the DNP and answer them as best we can. This post is written by blogger Lisa Chism, NP, DNP, NCMP. Q: So what about us who never intend to return to obtain our DNP? I graduated a year ago with Read More...


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