Doctoral Preparation of Nurse Anesthetists - page 3

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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    This is my question. There are many, many CRNA programs based in schools that do not have a nursing department. Between MN and WI there are 5 CRNA program and only one (the university of MN) is based in a school that even has a nursing department. Our one CRNA program here in Wisconsin doesn't grant any nursing degrees at all and the school has no nursing department. CRNAs graduate with an MS in biology.
    SO how are all those CRNA programs going to start granting DNPs if they don't have a nursing department? Will they all have to get rid of their CRNA programs?
    Those programs will offer a DNAP. They are more focused on anesthesia/physiology, other sciences. It is for the schools who currently offer advanced degrees outside of nursing schools. MNA, MS, etc. The straight DNP is for MSN CRNA's.
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    What do you think about the doctorate of management for nurse anesthetist practice that CAMC is offering. Is it equivalent to the DNAP? Will it be a desirable degree? I have applied to this program and find out soon if I am accepted. I am just apprehensive about the DMNAP. I have my bsn so the majority of schools I have applied for are masters degrees. Do you think the DMNAP will be a degree that is frowned upon and difficult to obtain employment? This is a hard topic to get input towards so I appreciate your time for the response.
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    Quote from SarahS0920
    What do you think about the doctorate of management for nurse anesthetist practice that CAMC is offering. Is it equivalent to the DNAP? Will it be a desirable degree? I have applied to this program and find out soon if I am accepted. I am just apprehensive about the DMNAP. I have my bsn so the majority of schools I have applied for are masters degrees. Do you think the DMNAP will be a degree that is frowned upon and difficult to obtain employment? This is a hard topic to get input towards so I appreciate your time for the response.
    *** I have a good friend and mentor who is a CRNA. He doesn't have any degree at all, not even an associates degree. He has a dimploma in nursing and went to a certificate CRNA program back in (I think) the early 80's. He is very much in demand and recruiters call him all the time for jobs. I wouldn't worry about the degree you have making it hard to find a job is you are a skilled CRNA.
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    Following their implementation of the MS requirement for advanced practice nurses, the american association of colleges of nursing (AACN) is the body who proposed, developed, approved and implemented the new DNP requirement and curriculum. The AACN outlines in detail their thought process, the developmental history and the curriculum, etc. in a document that can be found HERE.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/48461119/A...e-DNP-for-APNs

    I also tried to embed the document here in a viewer but do not think the code is working.
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    Quote from foraneman
    the american association of colleges of nursing (AACN) is the body who proposed, developed, approved and implemented the new DNP requirement and curriculum.
    AACN has not implemented the DNP, there is no requirement by the accrediting body-CCNE-for NP programs to move to the DNP. In fact in Feb of 2010 CCNE published a letter stating they were not changing the accreditation requirements. Prior to the letter the COA did change the accreditation requirements for nurse anesthesia programs to require that all students entering a nurse anesthesia program Jan 1, 2022 be enrolled in a doctoral program. I know I was assuming that CCNE would change accreditation requirements and I think many others were also. Many NP programs are, or already have, changed to the doctoral format, but they are not requred to.
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    Quote from loveanesthesia
    AACN has not implemented the DNP, there is no requirement by the accrediting body-CCNE-for NP programs to move to the DNP. In fact in Feb of 2010 CCNE published a letter stating they were not changing the accreditation requirements. Prior to the letter the COA did change the accreditation requirements for nurse anesthesia programs to require that all students entering a nurse anesthesia program Jan 1, 2022 be enrolled in a doctoral program. I know I was assuming that CCNE would change accreditation requirements and I think many others were also. Many NP programs are, or already have, changed to the doctoral format, but they are not requred to.
    I should have used the term endorsed instead of implemented.

    On October 25, 2004, the member schools affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) voted to endorse the Position Statement on the Practice Doctorate in Nursing. This decision called for moving the current level of preparation necessary for advanced nursing practice from the masterís degree to the doctorate-level by the year 2015.

    Indeed the CCNE accreditation process for all MS nursing programs, including advanced practice programs, remains unaffected.


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