Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. DNP curricula build on traditional master's programs by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership, among other key areas. The DNP forum is a place to discuss the DNP degree and your career as a DNP-prepared nurse. What barriers to practice have you encountered? Has your scope of practice changed? Let's talk about the impact it has on nursing.

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  1. DNP or CRNA
    by pjkgrd Apr 27
    5
    DisneyRNMSN
  2. EKU DNP program
    by RainieRN Apr 11, '13
    20
    nlt284
  3. Wanting to start the DNP path
    by HornsRN May 1
    15
    river_song
  4. Loyola MSN-DNP Summer 2014
    by Dnp2016 Mar 1
    1
    emcgee
  5. dnp programs reviews?
    by emcgee May 17
  6. USA BSN-DNP Fall 2014
    by BlueBugBSN2013 Apr 28
    1
    Ali1238
  7. What do you love about your DNP progran?
    by christvs Jan 7
    5
    HornsRN
  8. FIU DNP Program- Anybody familiar with them?
    by reddgirl May 2
  9. University of Michigan Flint
    by gabby0319 Apr 22
    1
    Amtrak
  10. Capstone Project Example
    by resilientnurse Apr 17
    3
    SHGR
  11. Non-nursing major graduate wants DNP!
    by AshleyPCA Mar 31, '11
    22
    AshleyPCA
  12. DNP for Nurse Educators?
    by ellenhuenink Oct 16, '13
    3
    BCRNA
  13. USF DNP Interview
    by Misty1334 Mar 12
    2
    FL911RN
  14. WSU DNP-FNP experiences?
    by bcmrn Apr 7
  15. DNP trouble in sight? FNP graduation Spring 2015...
    by JL10910 Feb 17, '12
    16
    Lexi2011
  16. RN to DNP or MSN?
    by lexnurse26 Mar 30
    8
    lexnurse26
  17. Fall 2014 DNP FNP in CT
    by bcburke90 Mar 31
  18. Just Applied
    by froggg123 Jun 7, '13
    1
    OfeliaMSN
  19. DNP help needed please. Peds ER esp.
    by PedsRN25 Mar 27
  20. DNP seems like a waste...
    by IcySageNurse Jun 1, '13
    74
    resilientnurse
  21. So, I would like to get my DNP but...
    by ePerfect Mar 23
    7
    zmansc
  22. Doctorate of Nursing Practice
    by OfeliaMSN Mar 22
    7
    OfeliaMSN
  23. Chamberlain's DNP
    by MC1906 Nov 3, '13
    8
    OfeliaMSN
  24. BSN to DNP
    by Amber307 Mar 17
    5
    natashakhan25
  25. Recommend schools
    Poll by OfeliaMSN Mar 22
  26. Interview questions PLEASE HELP :)
    by michellemanso Mar 20
  27. Online BSN-DNP Programs
    by Ashley Peds RN Feb 22, '13
    11
    lancermav_RN
  28. USA DNP fall 2013
    by rlianne Apr 27, '13
    15
    A_novice_nurse
  29. Can someone shed light on the dnp 2015 transition for me ?
    by theoj7 Jul 30, '12
    4
    theoj7
  30. Best schools for DNP-psychiatry?
    by madglee Sep 12, '13
    12
    resilientnurse
  31. UofA DNP Fall 2014
    by bwrightrn Jan 25
    17
    bwrightrn
  32. University of Michigan Flint DNP
    by resilientnurse Feb 27
  33. Doctorate in a field other than nursing?
    by greygooseuria Sep 8, '13
    5
    zenman
  34. DNP requirement
    by william1 Feb 12
    2
    william1
  35. Pursuing a CNO career
    by xenadnp Feb 8
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