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. MSN to FNP or DNP
    by Lisa1980 Sep 23, '11
    3
    barefoot_girl
  2. Any new NPs go directly for DNP?
    by linearthinker Dec 2, '10
    25
    praphy
  3. Meet the GPA Requirement before apply for BSN-MSN/DNP?
    by Born_2BRN Dec 13, '12
    9
    faunurse
  4. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): My Personal Proís and Conís
    Article FAQs by juan de la cruz Aug 22, '12
    56
    Will352nd
  5. Is going straight into a DNP crazy or great?
    by topaz3335 Jun 22, '12
    5
    AtomicWoman
  6. To tell or not to tell employer about pursuing DNP?
    by anny08 Jun 19, '12
    6
    jbhaktidog
  7. Value of the DNP: Worth it or not?
    by Cauliflower Nov 8, '12
    6
    wtbcrna
  8. Difference between DNP and MSN/MBA
    by gentlerain Nov 22, '12
    2
    gentlerain
  9. DNP preceptorships
    by yomajor Nov 19, '12
    1
    traumaRUs
  10. Best path towards DNP in geriatric medicine
    by julz1980 Nov 4, '12
    5
    julz1980
  11. CNS and/or DNP
    by buzzalong Oct 27, '12
  12. What is the quickest way to earning your DNP?
    by tortor09 Sep 2, '12
    28
    rachelaleanRN2B
  13. Your opinion of the DNP
    by kayceeACNP Jul 11, '12
    16
    Esme12
  14. APRNs should only be DNPs!
    Poll by Lovanurse Apr 6, '12
    22
    DuckFan23
  15. DNP over MSN?
    by alannah_smth May 1, '12
  16. NP/DNP situation
    by jh07418 Apr 17, '12
    4
    mtsteelhorse
  17. MSN versus DNP what does it actually mean?
    by AriesMS Mar 19, '12
  18. Should I go for my PhD or DNP?
    by Duppy Conqueror Mar 6, '12
    8
    Duppy Conqueror
  19. BSN to DNP with no nursing experience
    by evpsych May 15, '07
    24
    sherri12
  20. What's up with these nurse practitioner/DNP discussions
    by Nolander Dec 9, '11
    16
    PMFB-RN
  21. Nurses, physicians weigh in on new doctoral nurse degree
    • Closed
    by brian Feb 23, '09
    237
    LPN2RN2BSN2MSN
  22. DNP program BONUS qualifications?
    by Juls2122 Oct 28, '11
    1
    SHGR
  23. DNP vs PhD work environment/responsibilities
    by Juls2122 Oct 28, '11
    1
    llg
  24. Is it all going to DNP?
    by AppalachianRNstudent Sep 3, '11
    12
    AuDDoc
  25. DNP school advice
    by unobuckrn Oct 10, '11
    1
    cen1
  26. Post Masters FNP versus DNP or PhD program
    by sross0077 Jun 21, '11
    5
    DragonPurr
  27. Should I do NP or DNP in the near future?
    • Closed
    by Joe NightingMale Jun 17, '08
    16
    al dente
  28. Hate floor nursing but reasonable to get DNP?
    • Closed
    by inthesky Jul 2, '08
    21
    Jonnyangel
  29. Specialty and DNP
    by ChapterTwo Aug 18, '11
    5
    linearthinker
  30. DNP required soon?
    • Closed
    by deadsoul May 23, '07
    120
    swift125
  31. DNP program
    by jtwing Jul 21, '11
    2
    BCRNA
  32. questions about BSN to DNP programs
    by rlhtsvm Jun 29, '11
    2
    Lovanurse
  33. NP/DNP Options
    by faith4130 Jun 19, '11
    2
    NAURN
  34. Will DNPs be chosen over MSNs?
    by Le-Lee_FNP Apr 11, '11
    62
    RED2
  35. MSN or DNP?
    by maxcat May 19, '11
    2
    BCRNA
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