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A nursing faculty writes: "My college is pressuring all faculty with a Master's degree to pursue a Ph.D. or DNP. I don't feel this is something I want to do. Can I continue to teach without it?
It wasn't long ago thoughts of Doctor Nurse were ...
In 2018, 18% of nurses in the United States held a graduate degree and about 1% of nurses had a doctoral degree. Many of the classes taught in nursing school focus on nurses effectively managing problems that may require patients to be hospitalized; ...
Do you think that doctorates in nursing (DNP, PhD) help contribute to full practice authority for the profession? I think that as more nurses obtain their terminal degree, this furthers the profession and helps expand scope of practice.
I am an NP who has not practiced in that role for 10 years. I have a few years experience as an NP, but family moves, time off for kids, and licensing issues that presented in certain states where we have lived have made it prohibitive for me to pra...