Quote from sirI
Yes, as stated, nothing has been determined. It's all speculation, so we cannot really offer any more to this topic. Until 2015 rolls around, it's all just anybody's guess. Until then, we'll have many more threads on this topic discussing/cussing/re-discussing until the time comes that we see the DNP come to fruition; if it does.
The problem is, that even on some school websites, for example...a college in Florida I looked at yesterday, said, "In 2015, a DNP is going to be
the required minimum entry for advanced practice nursing."
I talked to a recruiter yesterday from a college in Ohio, that stated that they had a meeting just a few weeks ago on this very issue and the Dean informed them that nothing had been decided.
So I agree with you...that nothing has been set in stone. My goal in suggesting the thread was that I was hoping that there might be members who may be more in the loop than those of us newer in the field.
For example, I am at the point in my educational pathway, to where I have to make decisions on graduate schools in the next couple of months because deadlines for applications will be this summer for me to start grad school in Spring of 2012...that would easily, put me graduating sometime in 2014...so what if something happens that I need to take a semester off, or find that I need to cut back classes and finish the program in 3 years instead of 2 or 2 1/2...that puts a huge damper on if you put in all that work only to find out you have to go to school for another year.
I understand that no one on this board can answer these questions...but that is what leads me to believe that the mandatory change is not
going to happen...simply because..I am still, running into tons of schools that are not implementing BSN-DNP programs and have not even put together a committee yet to even make the changes vs schools that have.
I cannot imagine that these schools would just sit on this issue and have their students start on a pathway to where when the degree is finished, they will not be able to get certified as they were expecting to be.