I need some help in the arena of which degree to pursue, DNP or DNAP? I've looked into both degree types and I'm still on the fence, or maybe just confused, on which program would be better for me in the long run. I'm currently finishing my BSN and am starting to get my list of graduate schools
together to plan for visits, as well as planning on fulfilling experience and educational requirements for each. I'm well aware of what type of applicant most of these schools are looking for but I'm having a hard time figuring out which degree would be better for myself overall.
Does anyone who either has a DNAP or DNP have any advice about their experiences of the degree and how they feel they are different from each other? I do know that DNP if arguably more recognized and is more likely to help someone gain tenure as a professor, but other than that I'm not sure if there are any other differences. I'm personally looking to be a really great CRNA and be trained thoroughly and feel confident in my skills, I have no interest in becoming a professor in the future.
Does one degree better prepare CRNA's for practice? Or am I more likely to gain employment as a CRNA if I get a DNP degree? So many questions but any input is greatly appreciated.