Tons of student loans, pursue DNP still? - page 7

hello all, it's been quite some time since i've posted on here. i am currently a rn, bsn that graduated last august. i have been employed as an rn for almost 9 months now. i am looking to... Read More

  1. by   cruisin_woodward
    Quote from BlueDevil,DNP
    In your shoes, I would not put off NP school. The demand for PCPs is going to skyrocket, and you want to be in on that boom. The DNP is a subject onto itself. I am a big proponent of the DNP, but make no mistake, it is much harder than either the undergraduate or MSN programs. It was far more rigorous and much more demanding time wise. It is not for the fainthearted. I think if you want to do a DNP, you need to accept that it will be the number one priority in your life for those 2-4 years (depending on your matriculation plan). If you aren't willing to make that kind of commitment to it, don't do it. While I am of the opinion that the DNP is going to offer the holder great professional advantages, I don't believe that a DNP is ever going to be necessary for entry to practice. Good luck, whatever you decide.
    Well said BlueDevil. I honestly had no idea hard doing the BSN to DNP would be... VERY demanding. When people call it "fluff" I want to scream. I agree with your advice. She can always get her DNP later...