DNP in Nursing Education
- 0Apr 12, '09 by Sunflower3Hello,
Does anyone know of any DNP programs with Nursing Education as the focus? I know that UMass at Amherst has a DNP with a Public Health focus, which I am checking into, but surely there is a program for Nursing Education. Perhaps this is a question for the AACN! Not sure that I understand why there are DNP programs for Nurse Administrators, but not for the educators.
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- 3Apr 12, '09 by UVA Grad NursingSunflower:
I would encourage you to take a look at the Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice from the AACN (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/DNP/pdf/Essentials.pdf). This document details to charge for DNP programs.
DNP programs are intended to focus on practice for individual patients or for systems leadership in communities (this would be the focus for programs in public health or administration). The DNP is a practice degree, not an education degree. Of course many graduates may end up as nursing faculty, but the DNP program is not intended to prepare faculty.