Gave up DNP - page 4

Im an NP for almost a year. I got accepted into a DNP program right after school and I decided to defer it for a year--and I realize I am still not ready to go back to school and I am not really sure... Read More

  1. by   WestCoastSunRN
    Quote from TheSquire
    As someone who did complete their DNP...I wouldn't recommend it to everyone, and think that making it the entry degree for advanced practice was done for the benefit of the colleges and noone else. I'm also not surprised that the 2015 "deadline" for transitioning to DNP-entry as standard came and went with only backtracking and denials that it even existed from AACN et al.

    That said, there is a place for the DNP, not just for those doing instruction or applied research, but also for those who want to take on leadership roles in their practices and institutions (for example, many EDs with sizeable numbers of Advanced Practice Providers usually have a "Lead NP/PA" who handles managerial tasks) - or someone who just wants to know enough about Administration's job to be dangerous when they want to make changes at their institution. None of those things have direct clinical bearing - and part of the failing of AANC was that they sold the DNP as a way to train improved clinicians, which was the usual load of bull from them.
    great post.
  2. by   traumaRUs
    Does anyone think MBA is the way to management?
  3. by   djmatte
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Does anyone think MBA is the way to management?
    Probably depends on what type of management. V of thinking a hospital organization, I'd say no. Probably better in healthcare administration. If you're talking a national Corporation such as a place that owns a bunch of senior living communities, then probably would be ok.
  4. by   Jules A
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Does anyone think MBA is the way to management?
    Personally I believe it is a much stronger business degree content-wise however in our nursing arena anything that isn't a nursing degree is often minimized. So MBA probably not worth pursuing if someone wants to work in a nursing capacity? Great question I will look to see what others think.
  5. by   greygooseuria
    I'm getting my MBA now, then my DNP. My employer definitely is valuing the MBA, I think, though my practice medical director urged I get both since having a doctorate in nursing will put me "at the top of my field" degree-wise.