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DNP in one Year?

  1. 0 Is anyone aware of any programs out there that are considering or offering FNP MSN - DNP over 1 year? I just cant see going back to school for 2-3 years for something without a clear financial advantage. I see that the new BSN to DNP programs are going to be 2 1/2 - 3 years FT why not have a 1 year program for those who have already completed their MSN as FNP's?
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  3. Visit  StaRNew profile page
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    Dont know of any doc programs in any course of study that are of 1 year length.
  4. Visit  juan de la cruz profile page
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    Is anyone aware of any programs out there that are considering or offering FNP MSN - DNP over 1 year? I just cant see going back to school for 2-3 years for something without a clear financial advantage. I see that the new BSN to DNP programs are going to be 2 1/2 - 3 years FT why not have a 1 year program for those who have already completed their MSN as FNP's?
    There are three Post-master's DNP programs in my state that requires previous APN certification prior to admission. The first one requires 32 credits, the second one requires 36 credits, and the third one requires 40-44 credits to completion. Definitely very variable in terms of academic credit requirements but I'm thinking the one that requires only 32 credits to complete can be finished in about 18 months or 5 semesters with even a part-time load. Best thing to do is to go through the list of DNP programs, narrow your school choices down to the ones you are considering... I don't know, maybe based on location, price of tuition, school name or prestige, program length? then pick the one that best meets all your criteria.
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  5. Visit  Alisabeth profile page
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    The post master's DNP program at my school I applied to is an 11 month program. 38 credits. FT study. Class is over one long weekend a month. Fri-Sun and 1/2 day on Monday. University of Miami.
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  7. Visit  patdaddy profile page
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    Thanks for the replies. I have been looking through all of the individual programs since I will need an online program and there are some that can be completed in 12 months but the variability in program lengths is amazing. How does one school require 40+ hours and another only 32? for people that already hold the certification it looks like a money grab.
  8. Visit  elkpark profile page
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    (There are a lot of us experienced APNs out here who think the entire DNP proposal looks like little more than a money grab ... )
    goldenmom321, SweettartRN, Ellen NP, and 8 others like this.
  9. Visit  beerose profile page
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    They should have all been DNP from the start. MDs have 4 years for a doctorate, no masters required to enter. Dentists have a 3 year doctorate program and no masters degree before, same for chiropractors and many others who have clinical doctorates. These DNP programs are still requiring an MSN for entrance or a longer program if you do not have one. We didn't have enough confidence when the whole NP thing started to go straight to doctorates instead of masters. We held back from calling ourselves doctors while working with MDs. Some states even had laws that forbade NP from calling themselves doctor in a clinical setting. Now that hesitancy is over, but the nursing boards are still making us pay. There should be many online 1 year DNP programs for existing ANPs to catch up. We've already done our 3 years! Let us write a thesis and be done with it.
    Conqueror+, goldenmom321, and OfeliaMSN like this.
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  11. Visit  Browndog profile page
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    If your interest is in improving your clinical acumen.......what is the point of the DNP?

    I appologize in advance to all who are working towards, or have attained, DNP status. I mean no disprespect to you. It is just that I see a golden opportunity (the DNP) being wasted. We could have had a "residency" of sorts, more rigorous courswork, been better euipped to serve our patients, and earned more respect from our MD/DO and even PA co-workers.

    The coursework has absolutely nothing to do with the development or maturation of clinical skillsets. There are no hard sciences. There are apparently no clinical-focused courses. There appear to be zero clinical hours involving patient care. Just papers and projects and theory and typical nursing school B.S.. To me, this is such a disappointing program.

    Can anyone advise me of a clinically-focused DNP program? I am ready and have my checkbook out.
    OfeliaMSN, UMAshtangi, Ellen NP, and 4 others like this.
  12. Visit  Alisabeth profile page
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    I have 560 clinical hours in my DNP program. 280 are direct patient care hours. The remainding 224 hours are a mixture of research for capstone and implementing our capstone project which also involves direct patient contact. I had no idea that not all DNP programs were not clinically based. Mine definitely is!! One of our classes is "Clinical Immersion" and is completely clinically focused. My clinicals have included; Telerounding on patients in the ICU, assisting in robotic surgery, first assisting in the operating room for deep brain stimulation in neurosurgery, developing a role for the DNP in a neuroscience center, programming deep brain stimulation patients post-op, GI clinic patients and assisting with GI procedures, and various neurology clinicals. It's somewhat the same type clinical sites as my nurse practitioner program, but you are taking the clinical experience to the next level. These have just been my clinical sites since I have this interest. My classmates clinicals have a wide variety of clinical settings and interest. It's been a great experience!
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  13. Visit  Browndog profile page
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    What program are you in? It is indeed rare. Just google any 10 schools of your choice and my guess is you have found the rare exception.
  14. Visit  USN2UNC profile page
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    IE DUKE.... 5 semesters for post masters...0 clinical hours.


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