What's up with these nurse practitioner/DNP discussions - page 2

So I've been hearing that NP will no longer be able to attain that status with a master's level degree and that they must now have a doctorate of nursing practice?? Is what I am hearing right and... Read More

  1. by   OCNRN63
    Quote from healthstar
    I am not saying this is true for every state out there, it takes years to make this change. They are still working on it. They are saying that a masters degree cannot get you a NP degree, you will need your Doctorate. This change can take years, but this s what They are saying.
    Who is "they"?
  2. by   PintheD
    Has there been a salary differentiation to date? Does anyone care to weigh in on this? From what I understand there is yet to be a clearly defined role for a DNP in a healthcare org.
  3. by   PMFB-RN
    [quote=llg;5983365The other disciplines are simply following suit as the knowledge and skills expected of their members have increased -- [/quote]

    *** What knowledge and skills are possessed or expected of a DNP prepared FNP that are not possessed or expected of an MSN prepared FNP?
  4. by   PMFB-RN
    has there been a salary differentiation to date?

    *** absolutely none i have seen or heard of. nor will there be. medicaid and insurance reimbursements are not going to be increased because of the education level of the practitioner. the trend is going the other way. for example just a few years ago there were two level of reimbursement for anesthesia. one for mdas and one for crnas. now the reimbursement for any procedure is the same for both. this is going to keep happening.

    from what i understand there is yet to be a clearly defined role for a dnp in a healthcare org.

    *** sure there is. it is and will be exactly the same as it is for the msn prepared practitioner.