MSN vs DNP?

  1. I really want to go back to graduate school, but I know there is all this controversy about the MSN vs DNP in order to be considered a nurse practitioner. Does anyone know what IL plans to do? Most schools still have their MSN/APN programs and have the DNP program as a seperate one. I just don't want to start in a program and expect to only have to do my master's and then surprise, I'm in the program and now I'm going for the doctorate.

    Any info is appreciated!
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    It is still a suggestion at this time - IL recognizes an MSN with a specialty in NP, CNS, CRNA, CNM all as advanced practice nurses.

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