what is doctor of nursing practice (dnp) and doctor of nurse anesthesia practice (dnap)?
what is the aana’s official position statement on doctoral education and where can i view it?
the aana board of directors’ position statement on doctoral education is: “the aana supports doctoral education for entry into nurse anesthesia practice by 2025.
” the statement can be accessed on the aana website at http://www.aana.com/dpcrna_presentations.aspx
where did the vision for the doctor of nursing practice (dnp) originate?
the american association of colleges of nursing (aacn) has adopted a position that all advanced practice nurses, including nurse anesthetists, be educated at the practice doctorate degree level and earn a doctor of nursing practice (dnp). as part of its initiative, the aacn developed a document containing “essential” elements of a dnp curriculum and influenced programs offering a nursing doctor (nd) degree to change the degree to the dnp.
why does the aana support the vision of doctoral education for future nurse anesthetists?
since its founding in 1931, the aana has advanced quality education as the means to ensure that certified registered nurse anesthetists (crnas) are the best-prepared, safest anesthesia providers possible. over the years, the educational standards for nurse anesthesia programs have grown to meet the required knowledge and skills for entry into practice. during the 1980s nurse anesthesia educational programs moved from hospital-based certificate programs to university-based graduate programs, and in 1998 the council on accreditation of nurse anesthesia educational programs (coa) finalized the requirement that all programs award a master’s or higher level degree. to best position crnas to meet the extraordinary changes in today’s healthcare environment, the aana believes it is essential to support doctoral education for future nurse anesthetists.
aacn - doctor of nursing practice
the doctorate in nursing practice (dnp): background, current status and future activities
information on doctoral preparation for nurse anesthetists
aana announces support of doctorate for entry into nurse anesthesia practice by 2025
Will DNAP's eventually fight for Anesthesiologist jobs??
Last edit by sirI on Jul 19, '09
Jul 21, '09
Clearly you have no understanding of the term Doctor, try again and tell all those who have earned the title Doctor in fields other then medicine that they are just trying to confuse the public.
Last edit by sirI on Jul 21, '09
Quote from jwk
Clearly you're fooling yourself.
Compared to what? A masters in education that takes a year?
And as with Stan, you're clearly fooling yourself, or woefully uninformed.
Let's see I will graduate with 81 semester credit hours for my Master's degree in nurse anesthesia. The one PharmD program I looked at will have 80 semester graduate hours when they graduate, but it is okay for pharmacists to get their doctorate and not CRNAs?...
Not to mention the fact that most programs are going to add 6-12months to their existing programs in order to graduate with a DNAP.
Now JWK, since you seem to be the spokesman for the ASA, can you tell me why it is okay for pharmacists and physical/occupational/speech therapists to get their doctorates, but as soon as nurses move to a terminal doctorate degree it becomes confusing and nurses are suddenly trying to become physicians. I think that it is you that is confused.
Last edit by wtbcrna on May 15, '12