2015 DNP Requirement for APNs - page 2

by IcanHealYou

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Hey everyone, Is it true that all NPs and other APNs will have to finish off their DNP in order to achieve NP status after 2015? I'm currently applying for FNP school and I'm getting worried about this. I may or may not... Read More


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    Quote from tryingtohaveitall
    This is seriously my biggest pet peeve- people who keep insisting that you have to have a DNP by 2015. Now I understand a bit more why some people think this is the case, this school even says it on their website!! ugh. Go with a different school that actually is up to date.
    Me, too. There have been a number of students who have posted here that they know this is true because one of their instructors at school told them it was a done deal. I always wonder, when I see those posts, whether a) the student misunderstood what the instructor was saying, b) the instructor is really that uninformed, or c) the instructor is pursuing some particular agenda.
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    I think we see now how the DNP will become a requirement, by schools who want 2 more years of tuition.
    goldenmom321, kalevra, and PMFB-RN like this.
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    Totally agree with you all - the DNP is just in its infancy at the moment.
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    Quote from IcanHealYou
    So I guess this university is pushing for DNP. This is really scaring me... I DO NOT want to spend an extra 2 years in school with added tuition. This is really disheartening.

    Fairfield University School of Nursing Frequently Asked Questions for the M.S. in Science, Family Nurse Practitioner Track
    No that university is LYING. My guess is to scare nurses into paying them for a DNP program. I would love to confrond this school with their lies and fase propaganda.
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    Quote from IcanHealYou
    Sad day for sure if this does go through. I need to get my ass back in school ASAP.
    I am relatively new here but I assumed that we had a decorum for this forum.
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    Quote from Vishwamitr
    I am relatively new here but I assumed that we had a decorum for this forum.


    ??????? I'm a little confused but what exactly are you referring to that has anything to do with decorum?
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    I highly doubt it. We can't even agree on an entrance level education standard for RNs.

    Its like herding cats. Just going different directions contrary to one another.
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    Quote from tryingtohaveitall
    This is seriously my biggest pet peeve- people who keep insisting that you have to have a DNP by 2015. Now I understand a bit more why some people think this is the case, this school even says it on their website!! ugh. Go with a different school that actually is up to date.
    I just sent the school an email about this. I will repost the response when I receive it.
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    Honestly I think its a way of keeping nurses in school FOREVER!!! Along with giving nurses more and more responsibility with less pay. I'm in a MSN-Nursing Informatics program and as soon as I finish they want me to do the DNP....a year ago it was NP now they are have updated me a few months ago saying DNP will be the way to go, as nurses scope of practice continues to expand...yet my bank account doesn't. I love helping people but all this alphabet soup behind ones name isn't adding up financial. I don't want to be in school forever yet we are being pushed to excel. So I will finish this program ... do a doctorate and then whats next? EXTRA EDUCATED LOW PAID NURSE HERE.
    Last edit by thecool1Nscrubs2no on Jan 3, '13 : Reason: edit
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    I like the idea of a practice doctorate for nursing, I just don't think it should be the required degree for entry into advanced practice.


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