I am currently a junior in a BSN nursing program
. I have always had a long term goal of continuing my nursing education into the graduate level, and I have seriously considered becoming an NP. I have not determined a specialty at this time.
However, a few of my fellow classmates were discussing (as if it were common knowledge) that the educational requirements for most advanced practice nurses (including NPs) will be of a doctorate level by 2015.
In my research, I have discovered that this is a proposal by accrediting agencies that was approved in 2006. However, it is not a requirement.
Is there anyone that can give me any solid, current information on this matter?