Is Mandatory DNP by 2015 a Done Deal? - page 2

I am aware that the AACN has issued a position statement recommending a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) to be necessary to work as a new NP as of 2015. I wonder however, does the AACN have the... Read More

  1. Visit  elkpark} profile page
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    Quote from prairienp
    An ANCC representative at the most recent NONPF conference (2010) made a recommendation that programs plan on having the DNP by 2012 in order to be ready for 2015. She never said they were changing, but I have heard the CCNE and ANCC have been actively discussing DNP mandate since 2007.
    Thanks for the update.
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  3. Visit  iaca} profile page
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    So the ANCC is requiring doctorate level education for the NP by 2015, but what about the AANP? I finish my BSN in 2012 and I probably won't get into a program until 2015, so I won't be able to be grandfathered in. This whole situation is highly confusing! I wish nurses had a bit of unity, all of this procedural infighting makes it impossible to get accurate information.
  4. Visit  meggzluv} profile page
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    I agree, "iaca". My Mom is a RN, BSN and has always told me about the 'intellectual-types' (within nursing) who have "no recent clinical experience" who are snobby about having high-level degrees and therefore want to demand that other nurses have them as well. I think it's a bit too much Politics...I am trying to get away from Politics as poli sci was my 1st undergrad degree ha.
  5. Visit  prairienp} profile page
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    Quote from meggz2ndbachelors
    I agree, "iaca". My Mom is a RN, BSN and has always told me about the 'intellectual-types' (within nursing) who have "no recent clinical experience" who are snobby about having high-level degrees and therefore want to demand that other nurses have them as well. I think it's a bit too much Politics...I am trying to get away from Politics as poli sci was my 1st undergrad degree ha.
    Unless something has recently changed all the NP faculty (actual NPs) practice in the clinic or other site, but are seeing patients. So I am not sure why Mom thinks they don't have recent clinical experience?
  6. Visit  Boatswain2PA} profile page
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    Quote from reznurse
    For me, the biggest driving force for the move to DNP is the fight for parody. It seems impossible to get parody without doctoral level education being the requirement.
    I'm curious, who do you feel like you need paroty with? Medical Doctors who spend 4-10 years in graduate education and average 10,000+ hours of clinical experience before they are allowed to practice independently? DPTs who have an extremely limited scope? Who?
  7. Visit  traumaRUs} profile page
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    I do not want to come off as the grammar police, but want to clarify this point:

    Parody - is to make fun of

    Parity - is to make things equal

    In the context of this thread, there can be quite a bit of difference.
    time2go, prairienp, PacoUSA, and 2 others like this.
  8. Visit  PacoUSA} profile page
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    It's now 2012, any updates that anyone can share regarding this issue? I have a feeling everything is status quo but just want to make sure. No matter what I decide to do, I know I won't have a MSN before 2015 so I am wondering how I fit into the DNP discussion.
  9. Visit  Camwill} profile page
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    I understand what you mean. I am starting an fnp program at my school once I graduate and my advisor said it would still be a MSN because the market isn't demanding it. My college is a hospital. They employee 80% of the students. So I won't have a problem finding a job but I wonder if I move will I find a job without a doctorate...
  10. Visit  time2go} profile page
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    ...but "parody" does fit the subject.
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  11. Visit  Swellz} profile page
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    Updates? I went to the AANP site and they said nothing other than there was a "movement towards" the DNP requirement.
  12. Visit  time2go} profile page
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    Yeah, my take is that there are reputable NP schools keeping their Master's programs and, like the "movement toward" BSN as entry level from 30 years back still has not materialized, I don't see the DNP as entry level materializing any time soon. Can you really imagine the states all getting together and changing their laws just as there is such a collective moan about the dearth of family practice docs? Methinks they would be shooting themselves in the foot. It's great to have the DNP option for those interested but the Master's will work just fine for me, thank you.
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  13. Visit  prairienp} profile page
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    Have you reviewed the number of schools that have transitioned from a MS to a DNP in the past 3 years? If the market is not demanding the DNP why have the number of schools gone from 4 DNP programs in 2004 to nearly 200 in 2013? Why are there another 30-40 programs in the process of transitioning from MS to DNP.
  14. Visit  time2go} profile page
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    Money.
    JuanMartin, mzaur, Ellen NP, and 1 other like this.


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