Degree required?

  1. Masters or Doctorate?

    Keep it straightforward with the answer please.
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Either (you said 'required' not 'desired')
  4. by   Jules A
    Quote from Jay023
    Masters or Doctorate?

    Keep it straightforward with the answer please.
    Lol, gotta love a question on an open forum with a caveat for responders.
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from Jules A
    Lol, gotta love a question on an open forum with a caveat for responders.

    Hey, at least we got a 'please' this time!
  6. by   FullGlass
    You are not providing enough information for much of an answer.

    Currently, an MSN is required to be an NP. A DNP is not required and the consensus opinion is that it is a long time, if ever, before it will be a requirement. Even if it became a requirement, practicing NPs would be "grandfathered" in.
  7. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    It depends. I choose the DNP option because I wanted more clinical instruction. However, you gotta do an asinine CAPSTONE project and other busy work to go along with it. I don't know if I would do the DNP again
  8. by   inthecosmos
    I am applying for a school who does not currently have approval for the BSN-DNP program. During the application process I was asked to state whether or not I intended on pursuing my DNP, but it was not required.

    It's about you. Some roles are going to require a DNP, but standard practicing NPs aren't likely going to need it for a LONG, LONG time.
  9. by   alex1214
    Masters... a DNP does not get you anything additional...
  10. by   BostonFNP
    Either an MSN or a DNP is required to be a APN.
  11. by   Dranger
    Quote from SpankedInPittsburgh
    It depends. I choose the DNP option because I wanted more clinical instruction. However, you gotta do an asinine CAPSTONE project and other busy work to go along with it. I don't know if I would do the DNP again
    Majority of DNP programs do not add on any more clinical than the MSN portion. Because of this I won't consider it until it includes a pay raise or additional clinical based courses.

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