I'm beginning my FNP program in May (yay!), and I am projected to finish my last semester in Spring 2015. I have also been thinking about the future DNP requirements.
I know that having DNP is not required by CCNE at this point, but I can't find any conclusive documentation on (a) when it will likely be required, and (b) what my future will look like as a FNP. I know there is always the option of going back for a DNP at some point in my future, but how soon will that be required? If I finish my FNP in Spring 2015, will I need to finish my DNP prior to sitting for boards? Or will there be time to practice as a FNP prior to needing the DNP?
Since getting accepted to the program, my head has been spinning, and I just don't want to make the wrong decision. I feel like there has to be some sort of concrete documentation for the plans of DNP requirements. I just don't want my time spent on a FNP to be wasted... Any insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.