MS versus DNP - page 4

by DEADBEAR

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So, just to give a background on what I know (or what I think I know); here it goes... Some CRNA programs I have been looking at are programs where the CRNA student gets a Master's degree when they graduate. Other CRNA... Read More


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    WOW! I should have read that the first time you posted it. Forgive me for my lack of patience. That article hit the nail on the head. Right now, I think I would wish to get a DNP just because I don't want to mess around with a Master's if I only have to go to school for 6 more months.

    The only part I get a little fuzzy about is on the second page, middle column, it talks about how a DNAP as a practice doctorate has a clinical focus on nurse anesthesia. Wouldn't the DNP also have a clinical focus on nurse anesthesia?

    Thank you again wtbcrna for posting the article again!
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    Quote from SUNFL0WER
    WOW! I should have read that the first time you posted it. Forgive me for my lack of patience. That article hit the nail on the head. Right now, I think I would wish to get a DNP just because I don't want to mess around with a Master's if I only have to go to school for 6 more months. The only part I get a little fuzzy about is on the second page, middle column, it talks about how a DNAP as a practice doctorate has a clinical focus on nurse anesthesia. Wouldn't the DNP also have a clinical focus on nurse anesthesia?Thank you again wtbcrna for posting the article again!
    Compare curriculum between a DNP program and a DNAP program. The DNAP will tend to more focused on nurse anesthesia than a DNP program.
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    What are the best DNP schools?
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    I am currently applying to MSN and DNP CRNA programs.... If accepted to to an MSN program, I would eventually like to pursue my DNP or DNAP. The reasons holding me back from DNP programs are a) price and b) length of time to complete. I have my BS and my MSN so I definitely have my fair share of student loans. I don't want to graduate and drown in my debt!! Next there is the length of time to complete - The MSN program I applied to is a little over 2 years, and the DNP program is 40 months! I would really like to get my career, life, family started sooner rather than later. That being said, I would like some feedback on job opportunities for the CRNA with MSN vs DNP (assuming both are great programs and will adequately train me). In my experience, HR and management tend to look at credentials. Does anyone else feel that CRNA's with MSN degrees will have a harder time finding a job in the next few years?


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