You are speaking of a few programs in the entire US currently, it will be yesrs before they are seen at mnay facilities. Most will go into teaching and administrative roles...................
I agree with suzanne4 -- all
of the clinical doctorate people I have encountered so far have been people who were already APRNs (NPs, CNSs, whatever) and wanted/needed a doctorate in order to further their careers in nursing education (be eligible for tenure). So far, the main appeal of the clinical doctorates is that they are quicker and easier to get than PhDs ...
Now that there are more and more programs out there, there is some discussion of making this the entry level for advanced practice, but my prediction is that this will be as successful as the push to make the BSN the entry into nursing has been ... DSNs (and the other clinical doctorates) are now being touted by some as the appropriate preparation for being a "clinical expert" -- well, when I got my MSN (in a program that was far more demanding and rigorous than a lot of the DSN and other clinical doctorate programs currently in existence), the profession's position was that the MSN
made you a "clinical expert." Are all of us (suddenly) lowly MSNs not going to be clinical experts anymore? If it were to actually come to pass that the DSN, et al., become the entry level for advanced practice, what will be the purpose of MSN programs -- will all these schools
drop their MSN programs? What would an MSN get you that would be worth having??
I'll believe it when I see it. In the meantime, if you are seriously interested in doing surgical procedures, the RNFA is your best bet in nursing.