Nurse practitioner doctorate

  1. Does anyone know if I will really need a doctorate to become a NP? when is this supposed to occur?
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    Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in OR and ER


  3. by   IrishIzCPNP
    There is nothing set in stone. The story is they are looking at it in 2015...looking at maybe doing it down the road. I'm not even worrying about it. I don't think it will happen anytime soon.
  4. by   SycamoreGuy
    It's possible depending on how long it is before you start. However, as of now DNP by 2015 is only a recommendation, similar to the BSN recommendation of yesteryear.