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jfmDNP has 11 years experience and specializes in Family Medicine.

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    Alphabet Soup of a Title

    I've heard from many others referring to the acronyms used by nurses after their name as being an alphabet soup, and I agree. It's superfluous. I understand that not all RNs have a BSN and not all APRNs are NPs or CRNAs. But wouldn't it serve to better succinctly clarify our title by limiting it to a single acronym? As with physicians, one can be a pediatrician, rheumatologist or dermatologist and still be John Doe/Jane Doe, MD. It's a given that an NP is an RN/BSN with a minimum masters degree and is also an APRN. And now with the DNP, it's understood than an NP with a DNP is all those other things mentioned with the added educational accomplishment. What's the point with writing Jane Doe, DNP, FNP-BC, AGACNP-C, APRN, MSN, RN (While their colleagues just write Jane Doe, MD or John Doe, PharmD)? Why not just be John Doe/Jane Doe, DNP? I find even adding FNP, PNP, AGACNP, CNM, PMHNP excessive, so I typically shy away from writing it after my name. Any thoughts on this?
  2. A question for the newly or previously minted DNP, has anyone used the title 'doctor' in the clinical setting? Curious how other colleagues have been introducing themselves. My physician colleagues were the first to initiate the change of referring to me as 'doctor' soon after I received my DNP and made my educational training, including theirs, visible in the waiting room so patients can see each provider's qualifications.

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