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Any MSN-FNP's here who decided to go back for DNP?

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Danish is a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in vascular surgery.

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Maybe I am glutton for punishment, but I am thinking of going back to school to obtain a terminal degree.  I am leaning towards Aspen Univ. DNP in Leadership as they offer some insight into the financial, business,  and management side of practice.

Has any NP's here gone back for the DNP?  Any advice?  

( Background:  I am currently working for the VA healthcare system in Vascular Surgery, but ideally some day would like to have my own clinic and feel that this would help prepare a little more than the current education I have.  )

**I am also a USAF Reservist, so the cost is decent with Aspen ($16,000)

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Bumex has 7 years experience as a DNP, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, Nephrology, Internal Medicine.

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There are plenty of not-for-profit schools that have decent costs and give a good education. Aspen says they are CCNE and nationally accredited, but no regional. General rule of thumb is to avoid non-regionally accredited schools. Regional > national accreditation 

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KatieMI has 6 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine.

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Know a dozen or so of them. First they wanted out of hassle and bussle of bedside, then they got tired of more of the same in offices/SNFs, they did not try things, did not find their niche, they got older. So now they want calm 8/5 M-F, no call, weekends or holidays and especially no patients. Academia, administration, teaching, etc. - and here they are in DNP school.

They really think that administrative, legal, financial, executive and educational roles for nurses are quiet and relaxing sinecure jobs. Poor naive things 🙂 

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