Readers and Authors Respond to "Introducing the Doctor of Nursing Practice"

  1. ......the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) clearly states that the movement toward doctoral preparation for advanced practice nurses (APNs), including nurse-midwives, is a vision for the future, not a mandate. However, since the vote by AACN's membership in October 2004 to endorse the DNP degree as the highest level of preparation for clinical nursing practice, the DNP movement has gained tremendous momentum with 200 schools now moving to offer this degree. Nurse employers around the country have expressed interest in hiring DNP graduates who bring advanced layers of education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership to their nursing practice. This value-added education makes DNP-prepared nurses cost-effective providers with the skills needed to enhance care delivery and improve patient outcomes.
    Questions from individuals regarding the DNP answered by various authors:

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/543596?src=mp

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  3. by   fuegorama
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    fftopic: I dont know why there is a frown on this off topic sign . Anyway I have to tell you Siri that my kids love to look at your avitar....they just laugh and laugh....sorry to interupt the discussion ....


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    Questions from individuals regarding the DNP answered by various authors:

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/543596?src=mp

    You may have to register with Medscape to view this; free site.
  5. by   sirI
    Requiring a workforce of over a half a million APNs to obtain further education is a major concern [personal communication, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, May 16, 2006]. This could deprive many Americans of needed healthcare providers. Especially vulnerable are rural areas, where an APN may be the only provider available.

    Advanced Practice Nurses Say "No" to a Mandatory Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree.

    A webcast video editorial.


    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/545076?src=mp

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    Last edit by sirI on Oct 17, '06
  6. by   prairienp
    Quote from siri
    advanced practice nurses say "no" to a mandatory doctor of nursing practice degree.

    a webcast video editorial.


    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/545076?src=mp

    you may have to register to view - free site.
    i found this response factually inaccurate. the only time she quotes the aacn position paper is to indicate the paper exists. several things are simply wrong.
    "no major organizations that represent apns have supported this initiative" i feel nonpf is a major organization!
    "requiring a workforce of over a half a million apns[3-5] to obtain further education is a major concern" there is no requirement, clearly not in the position paper. the goal is to have the dnp in place by 2015 for nps. the way things are progressing i am guessing this will happen by 2010 not 2015.
    "the aacn claims that the dnp will lead to more nursing faculty[2]; therefore, it is reasonable to expect increasing shortages of healthcare providers as doctoral prepared providers transition to nursing faculty"
    what does she mean? how can you educate providers without faculty? the shortage of faculty is a major concern, without faculty schools are unable to accept students.
    i am disappointed in medscape, the position against dnp should be discussed with facts, not thoughts
  7. by   sirI
    I'm not defending this particular NP and only want to clarify that this is only her thoughts/opinions.

    Medscape is inviting all NPs to submit pro or con discussions.

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