I am so d@mn sick of this argument. I have to say though, it is one instance where internet debates have totally changed my mind. I used to think I would not call myself doctor. I didn't see the reason, or the need. It's gone too far now, the constant badgering and demeaning of the DNP from all corners. I have snapped. Now I know that I will
call myself Dr. Thinker, if for no other reason than just to spite the narcissistic b@s!@rds who have been insulting DNPs on the internet for the past 3-4 years (or longer, but that's as long as I've been participating on this subject). Every time some ignorant fool called it fluff or DNPs wannabe's, or some other insult, I just shook my head, but the frustration was building. This last month or so, the dam broke.
I've had it. I will not be told what I can and cannot call myself. I will not be told the value of my scholarship
by those who have not deemed to attempt it or understand it. So, to all of you anti-DNP people out there, (if you are lurking), Congratulations. You have successfully convinced this DNP-c to use the title Doctor in the clinical workplace (when it is earned,) and more significantly, to lobby for the DNP politically
. And guess what? I'm married to one of
, if not the
top litigator in the mid Atlantic US. I have the means and the connections to have an impact, and I going to use them. I used to think that we should just play nice and let the DNP case be won on the merits. No, no more. I intend to use my husband's considerable connections and political clout to lobby for DNP legislation in my state and in the district and circuit courts if it comes to that.
Good job. Your hard work at alienating people against the DNP has now made me, and by proxy the largest litigation firm in the SE United States, the number one proponent
of the DNP. We have been in touch with state reps (go ahead, write to them, my husband plays golf with them every week, lol), and I am stepping up the campaign. You waged war on us. While now we are fighting back. I thank you, I really do. If you had been reasonable and cooperative, I'd just be Linear, going to work at my little family practice and letting nature take it's course. Instead, I will be Dr. Thinker, and I'll be at the state legislature with at least 25 of my husbands associates in tow and I will mercilessly fight you on every point and every issue until the day I die. I'm 49 and healthy, so en garde!