Hey! I'm currently a prospective student of the DNP/pHd programs. With regards to the DNP program I understand that it's an actual degree I'd be earning as opposed to a certification I'd be elgible for after completing an NP program but does that DNP degree allow specialization? And if so, how does that process work? Do I chose a specialty before beginning the program? And after I have a DNP, where would I work? I've researched various hospitals and nowhere have I found an opening for a "DNP" (understanding though that this is a new degree) yet several for NP's.
Also does anyone know where pHd prepared nurses (our lovely nursing scientists) are usually employed and what their day-day jobs consist of??
Any DNP's/DNP students/PhD prepared RN's out there? I need guidance!!