I'm about to graduate from my MSN-FPMHNP program in May... I've reviewed curricula from several schools
and really see no benefit from the DNP as it stands now. There's nothing directly "clinical" about the majority of the coursework for this "clinical doctorate." Seems more like the boring bastard child of a second-rate MPH degree and nursing systems or health policy program.
I'm willing to bet the DNP offers more of the same ridiculous busy work that plagues my MSN program. Endless hours of eye-glazing, mind-numbing "cultural competency" lectures/workshops/assignments. 20 page APA-formatted, referenced papers on the history of dryer lint.
Oh, and the icing on the cake... huge, unnecessary debt with no rhyme, no reason, no payoff.