There is a lot of supposition/presumption on SDN that APNs will eventually try to move into more specialties and create their own residencies for cardiology, endocrinology, dermatology, surgery, etc and function independently in those fields as well. Does anyone see this happening? Has this been one of the "never talk about in public" plans all along of DNPs?
It doesn't sound too unreasonable. APNs have functioned highly in midwifery (OB) and anesthesia (CRNA), so it seems "possible" to me.
If so, surely they (you) could not consider non-direct patient care oriented specialties like radiology, pathology, etc, could they (you)? How could they justify the "nursing philosophy" in those fields?
Just a serious question. No flaming, please.