Published Apr 27, 2014
I am interested in the DNP and CRNA degrees and would love some feedback as to which one you all think provides the best job opportunities. Also, is there any benefit to having both degrees?
zmansc, ASN, RN
In general the two have very different career paths, which one interests you the most and why?
Two completely different paths. The only benefit to both are if you wanted two different jobs. Also, DNP is a degree name that CRNAs can have too. It just stands for doctor of nursing practice. You should shadow both.
I know a lot of CRNA's and none of them have their doctorate. All of them have great job security and are in demand. The same can be said for my NP friends. I think a DNP (or PhD) will help you if you want to secure a teaching position at a university but to just work as an NP or CRNA? Not a big advantage and certainly little to no extra money.
Lots of misinformation here..
DNP is a degree
CRNA is a job role / licensed title
Just like ADN/BSN/BS Nursing are degrees but RN is the job/license title
CRNA schools are all transitioning to DNP programs by 2025 (replacing current CRNA progrmas which offer MSN, MS, PhD, etc) so this question is moot. You will be getting a DNP to become a CRNA.
I think the question you meant to ask was NP vs CRNA
Lots of misinformation here..DNP is a degreeCRNA is a job role / licensed titleJust like ADN/BSN/BS Nursing are degrees but RN is the job/license titleCRNA schools are all transitioning to DNP programs by 2025 (replacing current CRNA progrmas which offer MSN, MS, PhD, etc) so this question is moot. You will be getting a DNP to become a CRNA.I think the question you meant to ask was NP vs CRNA
I don't see any misinformation. Someone else already told the poster the difference between CRNA and DNP.
As far as ALL CRNA schools transitioning to DNP by 2025-I'll believe it when I see it. All NP programs were supposed to transition to DNP by 2015 and that hasn't happened. You can still get a post-Master's certificate as an NP as well as an MSN.
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