DNP Article - page 4

Dr. Mary O' Neil Mundinger has an article in Forbes. You should read and be ready for discussion with your MD friends. On one hand the DNP discussion will really take off, on the other is this what... Read More

  1. by   amzyRN
    My only issue with the DNP is that the curriculum doesn't appeal to me. It doesn't seem to expand upon the physiological/medical component of NP practice. It seems to be more geared toward administration, research, predicting outcomes, blah...I'm not certain that that will get more esteem and validation from other professions. I'm more into the clinical aspect of NP practice that uses a nursing perspective (looking at response to illness) and incorporates medical interventions. I'd love to have the opportunity to study more advanced biological science (which I love!) and apply that to my practice. I'd also love to do a residency that included more of a generalist focus, like the PA program.

    In short, I don't have a problem with the introduction of a DNP, but the curriculum doesn't interest me and in my opinion it is somewhat superfluous,
    J
  2. by   core0
    Quote from jzzy88
    My only issue with the DNP is that the curriculum doesn't appeal to me. It doesn't seem to expand upon the physiological/medical component of NP practice. It seems to be more geared toward administration, research, predicting outcomes, blah...I'm not certain that that will get more esteem and validation from other professions. I'm more into the clinical aspect of NP practice that uses a nursing perspective (looking at response to illness) and incorporates medical interventions. I'd love to have the opportunity to study more advanced biological science (which I love!) and apply that to my practice. I'd also love to do a residency that included more of a generalist focus, like the PA program.

    In short, I don't have a problem with the introduction of a DNP, but the curriculum doesn't interest me and in my opinion it is somewhat superfluous,
    J
    Things may shake out a bit. The DNP curriculum as described by NONPF should include pharmacology, pathophysiology and disease processes as well as additional clinical time in the area of NP practice. For their own reasons many of the initial DNP programs seem to implementing the DNP in a different manner. Presumably as part of the evaluation process these programs will come a little closer to the suggested curriculum. Here is a link to the NONPF DNP practice site. The curriculum templates have most of the information that you are looking for:
    http://www.nonpf.com/NONPF2005/Pract...PDresource.htm

    David Carpenter, PA-C

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