Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. DNP curricula build on traditional master's programs by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership, among other key areas. The DNP forum is a place to discuss the DNP degree and your career as a DNP-prepared nurse. What barriers to practice have you encountered? Has your scope of practice changed? Let's talk about the impact it has on nursing.

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  1. BSN to DNP
    by Mom To 4 Aug 14, '11
    17
    Dnpinthemaking
  2. University of South Alabama DNP Spring 2015
    by FNPGRAD13 Sep 27
  3. MSN in Education or DNP
    by jujubeee Jan 25, '13
    9
    NSCgrl
  4. Post Grad DNP with ACNP concentration
    by ryguyRN Sep 24
    2
    NucRN
  5. USA MSN-DNP
    by Kjt850 Sep 23
    1
    PsychiatricJill
  6. University of South Alabama BSN-DNP Fall 2014
    by sicunurse23 Mar 17
    94
    itsmeemtp
  7. Wayne State DNP
    by MowbrayRN Sep 20
    2
    MowbrayRN
  8. DNP & PhD
    by puggily Sep 19
    1
    juan de la cruz
  9. Rush U. CON DNP Fall 2014
    by lancermav_RN Mar 12
    15
    SoberGirl
  10. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Practicum
    by ANGELADEJONG Sep 17
    1
    itsmeemtp
  11. Any family psych DNP folks at University of South Alabama
    by PeacockMaiden Apr 3
    4
    PeacockMaiden
  12. Areas of focus for DNP capstone project...
    by christvs Jan 12, '13
    10
    jaabrn
  13. University of Michigan Flint
    by gabby0319 Apr 22
    2
    kfitzy89
  14. Looking for NP PMHNP preceptor
    by psych_np Jul 22
    2
    kfitzy89
  15. Critical Care DNP Programs
    by emkccrn Sep 4
    1
    juan de la cruz
  16. UF BSN-DNP 2014
    by FL911RN Apr 8
    244
    Miguel24
  17. NFLP loan repayment--has anyone had trouble after graduation?
    by Sunshinepeds Aug 13
    3
  18. Has anyone applied or been accepted into Temple's DNP program
    by bboughter Aug 31
  19. NP to DNP - trying to decide
    by saraltx Jun 8
    21
    saraltx
  20. Lenght of bsn- dnp
    by andreead Aug 28
    2
  21. DNP/PhD Study
    by resilientnurse Mar 19
    7
    resilientnurse
  22. New classmates in DNP program at University of Alabama
    by dmcwhnp Jul 29
    1
    jaabrn
  23. Combined DNP and WHNP?
    by joyrochelle May 25
    6
    joyrochelle
  24. RN-BSN to DNP
    by CurlyKirby Aug 13
    3
    CurlyKirby
  25. Are you using your degree?
    by cruisin_woodward Jul 23
    6
    itsmeemtp
  26. Clarification on the DNP requirement of 2015
    by umbdude Jan 4, '12
    63
    75495RN
  27. Advanced Degress in the OR
    by acaveney Apr 29
    3
  28. Should I get my DNP or go PhD in Nursing
    by micahbgibbs Jul 2
    7
    PsychGuy
  29. USA BSN to DNP Program 2014
    1
    flipflopsRN
  30. University of Washington DNP Fall 2014
    by Mica RN Jul 4
    2
    NerdDoc
  31. I'm managing my project in Trello
    by NerdDoc Jul 23
  32. FNP to DNP, really?
    by SMFNP2014 Apr 30
    6
    NerdDoc
  33. looking for NP preceptors
    by jimboss Jul 22
  34. DNP in administration?
    by flowerpottop22 Jul 15
    2
    PsychGuy
  35. Updated 2014 List of Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs
    by tnbutterfly Jul 12
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