Conservative school for DNP?

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    So, against my better judgment, I am looking at DNP programs. I don't want to make the same mistake I did in Grad School and end up in a DNP program that is 100% about underserved populations and taught with a liberal agenda. For my next educational endeavor, I simply prefer to focus on the science. If you know of a DNP program in a school that has a conservative philosophy and focuses on CPGs and the standard of care, please let me know. Thanks.
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    Good luck with that. I think higher education these days and conservatism are mutually exclusive.
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    I'm curious as to what exactly qualifies as a "liberal" agenda?
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    Or a conservative one, for that matter. Are you talking about social or fiscal "liberal agenda"?
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    Quote from CRF250Xpert
    So, against my better judgment, I am looking at DNP programs. I don't want to make the same mistake I did in Grad School and end up in a DNP program that is 100% about underserved populations and taught with a liberal agenda. For my next educational endeavor, I simply prefer to focus on the science. If you know of a DNP program in a school that has a conservative philosophy and focuses on CPGs and the standard of care, please let me know. Thanks.
    I seriously lol'd.
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    Since I am allergic to bees, I really should be running away from this hornet's nest, however...

    I think you will have a very hard time finding what you are looking for because schools get a great deal of funding from the government and/or grants. When those 2 entities give away money, their main priority is to give to the under-served/underprivileged populations. Furthermore, nursing schools need to practice or do clinicals in under-served areas because the wealthier community hospitals don't want students but the inner city clinics and hospitals can't pay enough to keep a full RN staff on board so they welcome us with open arms. Just like medical residents, NP students fill a need and in return - get to practice on the under-served.
    Last edit by msn10 on Mar 15, '12
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    Wow...equating conservatism with avoiding the under-served...
    Agree with the previous posts: higher education has historically focused on issues of social engagement, contribution, and personal responsibility, ESP in the sciences, and frankly, I have only found that these values increase with position on the academic ladder. I think you'll find programs either support this science "liberal agenda" (lol), or you'd have the option of attending a religious-based programs, which A) may challenge the actual practice of science and medicine with differing ethics and B)...that often focus on working with the under-served. :P
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    Quote from CRF250Xpert
    So, against my better judgment, I am looking at DNP programs. I don't want to make the same mistake I did in Grad School and end up in a DNP program that is 100% about underserved populations and taught with a liberal agenda. For my next educational endeavor, I simply prefer to focus on the science. If you know of a DNP program in a school that has a conservative philosophy and focuses on CPGs and the standard of care, please let me know. Thanks.
    I just want to say, I work in a clinic that serves the underserved. Diabetes education is my main focus. My whole teaching program is so simple you wouldn't believe it. When I actually teach someone who knows about label reading, knows what a carbohydrate is, has the life skills to be able to articulate a symptom and understand directions, it's like I don't know what to do anymore. I really get where the OP is coming from. To be able to focus on the science without being the social worker, translator (AAVE), and advocate, would make what I do completely different. I like it. It is definitely not for everyone.
    Sorry I can't answer your question though. Try looking for schools that have you find your own preceptor in your desired area.
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    My initial thought was, also, "Good luck with that!"
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    Quote from CRF250Xpert
    So, against my better judgment, I am looking at DNP programs. I don't want to make the same mistake I did in Grad School and end up in a DNP program that is 100% about underserved populations and taught with a liberal agenda. For my next educational endeavor, I simply prefer to focus on the science. If you know of a DNP program in a school that has a conservative philosophy and focuses on CPGs and the standard of care, please let me know. Thanks.
    Wow...so liberal means NOT focusing on the science??? And you only want to do clinicals with affluent, conservative patients??? Good luck to you. Maybe you should reconsider, espcially since it's against your better judgement to go back to school anyway.
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