Quick DNP Comment/Question

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Will DNPs walk into the exam room and say "Hello Jimmy, I am Dr. Smith"???

I guess MDs are doctors of medicine and DNPs are doctors of nursing so it'd seem somewhat appropriate although not traditional.

ParalyzeDragon

Specializes in SICU,L and D. Has 5 years experience.

Or Hi I am doctor nurse.

canoehead, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 30 years experience.

DO's don't specify what they are a doctor of. I guess as a patient I'd expect to be introduced specifically the first time (doctor of xxxx) and then just refer to them as Dr. Smith from then on.

Dr. Tammy, FNP/GNP-C

Specializes in ER; CCT.

Will DNPs walk into the exam room and say "Hello Jimmy, I am Dr. Smith"???

I guess MDs are doctors of medicine and DNPs are doctors of nursing so it'd seem somewhat appropriate although not traditional.

Tradition has a way of conceding to the dynamics of society. A few years ago, you would never think to greet your dentist by asking, "How are you today Dr. Smith?"--you would just say, "Howdy Smitty, Hows my favorite barber doing today?"

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