Is Mandatory DNP by 2015 a Done Deal? - page 6
by SandBetweenMyToes 36,598 Views | 53 Comments
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 final authority on this, or does... Read More
- 1Dec 18, '13 by cruisin_woodwardI graduated with my DNP on Saturday Yay! I was in the first cohort of BSN-DNP students in my school, and I think in the metropolitan Detroit area (although I could be wrong, so I shouldn't even say it). From what I have seen in my area, at least in Acute Care, schools are starting to phase out the MSN programs. I know U of M, and WSU have phased out the MSN programs for acute care. The primary care programs have not, that I'm aware of. These are two big acute care programs in the area. I chose to get my DNP. It wasn't mandated. I thought for sure that the change would discourage nurses from going into the ANCP programs there. SO far, enrollment has been steady. I am not sure if the proposed change will be mandated by 2015 or not, but I'm not sure why it wouldn't be (although 2015 may not be a realistic year). Many other advanced degrees have already mandated doctorates, or are heading toward that direction. We still have ADN programs for entry level into nursing, however, I have seen quite a shift in the area, of hospitals requiring BSNs for new grads. I also know that one of the biggest ADN programs in the area is trying to switch to a BSN program, even though they are a community (Jr) college that typically only offers associate degrees.
I graduated with my DNP on Saturday Yay!
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Again, congratulations on completing the DNP!!!
- 0Quote from applesxorangesAs stated in following reply after yours, applesxoranges (#49 ), the 2015 for NP is not mandatory. IMO, I feel it will be, but what year .... who knows.Does anyone have more information regarding the original topic of DNP by 2015? I can't find anything on my board. I think it's like the BSN in 10 where it is recommended.