MS versus DNP - page 3

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... Read More

  1. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    Quote from SUNFL0WER
    So if I did not wish to teach, would a DNP be sufficient? I feel a DNAP sounds like it is more specific to a nurse anesthetist, but if a DNP would get me to the same place as a DNAP depending on my school of choice, it doesn't really matter?

    That last run on sentence is confusing and probably doesn't make sense. It's just all of these different degrees that virtually give you the same thing is confusing me. I don't want to make a mistake of doing something I don't want to by not knowing what it means.

    I keep trying to relate it to the RN thing. I wanted to be in a 4-year BSN program because it would give me everything at one time without having to go back to school or have wide gaps between applying elsewhere, as opposed to getting an ADN or a traditional 2-year BSN (pre-requisties done before applying). Now, I'm just trying to figure what would be the best route to take for a CRNA with the same motive; get it all done at one time in one place.

    If that makes any sense, please help me! If it doesn't, I'll try to explain what is confusing.

    Thank you so much!
    http://www.aana.com/newsandjournal/D...409_p92-96.pdf
  2. Visit  IndiCRNA profile page
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    [QUOTE=SUNFL0WER;7101289]So if I did not wish to teach, would a DNP be sufficient?


    If you dont want to teach there is no reason to ever get a doctorate in anything ever
  3. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    I will have to disagree with that. People use doctorates to become administrators, researchers, educators, and/or just for their edification/personal fulfillment. There is more than one reason to get a doctorate degree.
    Last edit by wtbcrna on Jan 5, '13
  4. Visit  ahSICURN profile page
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    Wtbcrna: I agree with you. My inner nerd is really looking forward to obtaining my doctorate for my own enjoyment and fulfillment, though I may not pursue it until well after CRNA school, depending on where I eventually attend school.
  5. Visit  B00P profile page
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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!
  6. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  EyesOnPrize profile page
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    What are the best DNP schools?
  8. Visit  stone86 profile page
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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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