Your opinion of the DNP - page 2

I happened to be on my alma mater's website, and I noticed that they have completely gotten rid of all of their MSN level Nurse Practitioner programs and have turned them into a DNP. I'm assuming... Read More

  1. Visit  marty6001 profile page
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    "If you are an MSN prepared NP are you pursuing or considering pursuing a DNP? If yes, why?"

    With my current student loan burden and my position as an intensivist APRN locked down, there is no way I would go back to complete my DNP. I think grandfathering us all in would be a much easier, and cost effective route for us.
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  3. Visit  hoosier guy profile page
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    none of the schools in indiana (at least none that i am aware of) even have a direct entry dnp yet. most of them have either recently came up with post-masters dnp programs or are planning to add them.
    the dnp is just another example of degree inflation… plain and simple. the aacn said as much in their position statement. they cite “other professions” terminal degrees as examples and say that nursing needs parity with them… pt, ot, phamd, etc. for some reason americans think it takes a doctorate to be a professional. look at most of europe… to be a physician you do one year of prereqs and then do a 4-5 year bachelors of medicine degree. it’s the same deal for lawyers and pharmacists (or chemists as they call them). you really don’t need 4 undergraduate years (usually with little to do with your profession except for learning the basics) to get a foundation for some of these professions. ironically nursing is probably the only example where a undergraduate foundation (in nursing) would be helpful.
    PMFB-RN and foreverLaur like this.
  4. Visit  Aymese profile page
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    I think Valparaiso University in Indiana has a BSN to DNP program.


    Quote from hoosier guy
    none of the schools in indiana (at least none that i am aware of) even have a direct entry dnp yet. most of them have either recently came up with post-masters dnp programs or are planning to add them.
    the dnp is just another example of degree inflation… plain and simple. the aacn said as much in their position statement. they cite “other professions” terminal degrees as examples and say that nursing needs parity with them… pt, ot, phamd, etc. for some reason americans think it takes a doctorate to be a professional. look at most of europe… to be a physician you do one year of prereqs and then do a 4-5 year bachelors of medicine degree. it’s the same deal for lawyers and pharmacists (or chemists as they call them). you really don’t need 4 undergraduate years (usually with little to do with your profession except for learning the basics) to get a foundation for some of these professions. ironically nursing is probably the only example where a undergraduate foundation (in nursing) would be helpful.
  5. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from Aymese
    I think Valparaiso University in Indiana has a BSN to DNP program.
    I believe so does Purdue and IUPUI


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