Quote from NurseNanci1
Im sorry I didn't search for the question on the site. I'm new to the site sorry. I didn't realize it was taboo to ask a previously asked question sorry for wasting your time in future if I ask a ? Already asked feel free to not reply thanks. There is very little Tolerance in this web page I'm finding :/
Wow - this person you are responding to simply made a suggestion to see what others are saying about it since it has been discussed in many other contexts. You might not have considered looking it up, and their suggestion was encouraging you to do that. They also took the time to explain the politics of it, since that is the driving force behind the "rumor" of DNP in 2015. Not only was their response tolerant, it was insightful. Please take a moment to reread it.
Also, I recommend contacting your state's BON. This will be the most direct route to get answers as they are the ones who ultimately make this decision. I did that in Maryland over the summer, since the University of Maryland system has converted most, if not all, of their nursing programs to DNP and I wanted to know how much time I had left before those of us who will be between degrees would be forced to pooh or get off the pot. As of that time, they hadn't even begun to consider requiring a DNP for entry level of practice. Gives me peace of mind that I don't have to immediately go for my masters when I graduate in May. I'd love to go straight through to DNP, but with kids, I need to do baby steps with breaks in between. Four more years of school just isn't practical for my circumstances.