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- Feb 23 by prairienp[COLOR=#000000][/COLOR]The mostimportant reason is missing.
If the DNP becomes a requirement for reimbursement.Recall why the MSN became the standard level of education for the NP.
In addition, I have listened to a ANCC representative suggest the DNP may berequired. The DNP will never happen supporters hear what they want to hear.Follow the DNP discussion since 2004, I have never seen nursing move so quicklyto embrace a degree. Compare to any other nursing degree, the level ofmaturation for the DNP has no peers.
- Feb 23 by SycamoreGuyI suppose that's true, but it seems more unlikely than the other three. OTOH I gave up predicting the future a long time ago.
- Feb 23 by time2goMoney for the schools, not the practitioner. Oh, and by the way, why the heck would I give a reference to support if I'm simply giving an opinion on a forum?
- Apr 10 by Ellen NPThere are plenty of schools that had planned to transition to the DNP but have now decided to keep their MSN programs. Top schools continue to offer the MSN NP programs and are actively recruiting into those programs. The DNP as it currently exists is NOT a clinical degree and is not exclusive to NP's. Many DNP programs focus on education or leadership and don't even offer an NP track!
- Apr 18 by fullefect1The school I am enrolled in, Frontier, is switching to the DNP But giving students a MSN allowing them to qualify to test for the FNP before their DNP is completed.
- Apr 18 by PatMac10,RNQuote from fullefect1I know I've heard of a few other schools with online programs doing this too (MUSC!) I think that if a DNP is ever going to be required, following Frontier or MUSC's set up is the best way to go to attract people to attending the program. I hope to go to one of these schools for my FNP. How do you like it thus far?The school I am enrolled in, Frontier, is switching to the DNP But giving students a MSN allowing them to qualify to test for the FNP before their DNP is completed.
- May 21 by RNcarloAs someone who is looking into grad school and researching this topic, I am finding that most schools are pushing the DNP option because it translates as more $$$ to them. However, when researching job availabilities, I have found 0 job postings requiring a DNP. So, I think it is safe to assume that you can go with the MSN NP route for now and once this whole DNP dust settles, if it is a requirement, we'll all have to move towards this pursuit.