DNP in 2015

  1. Does anyone have any info on the proposed switch to Doctoral training for AP Nursing in 2015? Is this a definite? How will it affect CNM training? Can anyone direct me to a good web site to answer these questions?

    I am just beginning a journey toward becoming a Midwife. I had planned on working as an RN for a season until my chioldren were older before finishing Master's work. Now I'm wondering if this proposed change should affect that plan.

    Thanks for any input.
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  3. by   sirI
    Quote from chaundrah
    Does anyone have any info on the proposed switch to Doctoral training for AP Nursing in 2015? Is this a definite? How will it affect CNM training? Can anyone direct me to a good web site to answer these questions?

    I am just beginning a journey toward becoming a Midwife. I had planned on working as an RN for a season until my chioldren were older before finishing Master's work. Now I'm wondering if this proposed change should affect that plan.

    Thanks for any input.
    Hello, chaundrah,

    Here are a couple threads found in the NP forum about the DNP for APNs:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f34/doct...np-160044.html

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f34/read...ce-180047.html

    http://www.aacn.nche.edu/DNP/DNPFAQ.htm from AACN

    Here is a position statement from the American College of Nurse-Midwives:

    (ACNM) Recognizes that among the variety of educational pathways, the Doctor of Nursing Practice may be one option for some nurse-midwifery programs, but does not support the DNP as a requirementfor midwifery education.
    http://www.midwife.org/careers.cfm?id=802

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