I am wondering if anyone has heard any updates.
Everything I keep seeing online from the AACN is "recommendation", "strongly encouraged", "highly suggested".
I have yet to see anything, that says, "Look, either you graduate and pass your boards by January 1, 2015 or you can put the MSN you have in back of the closet and start working on your DNP, because the MSN isn't good enough anymore to sit for national certification."
There are many of us, including myself, that will be finishing probably in 2013 or 2014...now, we would all like to think that we would pass our certification the first go-round, but we all know that may or may not happen for some of us.
Example: You graduate in June 2014 with your MSN and it is January, 2015, you still cannot pass your certification exam...does that mean you have to go back to school or you cannot practice?
I have seen some colleges that have completely phased out MSN programs but I have seen MANY that have not...that makes me wonder if it is not going to be a "go" like they are claiming that it is.
I would love to hear from those that keep up with this sort of thing...that may have more insight.
It's worth mentioning that when votes were cast by AACN member schools regarding the transition to DNP, many of the deans from the voting institutions weren't present. Makes you wonder if these were the schools who weren't in favor of the change.
Last edit by juan de la cruz on Jan 27, '11