To be honest, your post to me is a conundrum; Why get a degree, pay for and spend 3 or more years of your life doing something you are not going to use? "Because I just want to finish..." LoL
You do a DNP because; you want better job opportunity, more money, better quality of life etc... I can also state for certain provider life is 10x better then being a floor RN.
Also, as a current year 2 out of 3 DNP student, I will tell you if you don't like doing things to satisfy someone else, you are going to have a tough time going back to school. That is literally all I am doing; writing papers in APA on a professor selected topic to satisfy said professor. Guess what? Next year APA 7 is coming out so I gotta use that to make sure my profs are happy!! My discussion board this week is on health geonomics! Well ok, I'll admit I'm slightly interested in pharmacogenetic testing... My capstone project spanning 1 year of my life is going into a clinic, asking the MDs, NPs and administrators what they want, and giving it to them. This includes finding literature, writing assignment after journal after paper about this same topic, all building on one another, that I am not really that interested in.
I mean, it's pretty clear to me if you can't come up with a way to twist the ENTRY essay so it sounds good to someone reading it, who doesn't have your viewpoint; you are by far in the wrong place and probably shouldn't be doing it. Going back to school will test your "personal authenticity" to a point where you bend or break!