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Doctorates of Nursing Practice Etc.

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by ace_casabar ace_casabar (New) New

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I recently started a BSN-RN program a few months ago, and I'm graduating winter 2015. My goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner, still haven't decided on a certification though, but it has come to my attention that we're in for a change.

Well in 2015 when I graduate. In 2015 it is recommend to have a DNP to practice as an NP? T

herefore, I can say, "Hello, my name is Dr. Casabar and I will be your Nurse Practitioner for day"? Lol. Not so sure if we'll be able to say that, but it does have a nice ring to it.

I feel like I'm in and will be in school forever.. 2 years pre-nursing courses down, 3 years Bachelors of Science in Nursing in progress, and 3 years of a DNP program to go? Murder me now. Lol jk. Who here is in the same boat as i am?

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eatmysoxRN has 1 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg,Cardiac.

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There have been other posts here regarding the issue about being called doctor as a nurse practitioner. While having a doctorate in nursing, it can be confusing to patients to hear both doctor and nurse in the same sentence.

About your aspirations, I wish you luck. Don't forget that although not always necessary, the clinical background of a RN seems to be important in pursuance of an advanced nursing degree.

~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~

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ChristineN is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.

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I suggest you read some of the treads in the Advanced Practice Nursing forum where the discussion fo a doctorate for NP's has been significantly discussed. The sort gist of it is that there is no date or current plan to require NP's to have a doctorate at this time. So some schools offer a master's degree for entry and where as others have choosen to only offer a doctorate.

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