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Touro DNP - any recent graduates or current students?

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KimmbaFNP has 11 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Holistic FNP, AHN.

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I was just accepted to the Touro Nevada DNP for a Spring 2020 start, as well as accepted to return and finish my PhD in psychology at a previous university (also a Spring start), and am really pressed to decide...

I'm trying to make a well informed decision and would appreciate any assist from folks who've recently completed Touro's DNP (or who are in the thick of it.)

The PhD will likely take at least 3 more years with the dissertation and 3x the cost, but I LOVE psych stuff so would be fun-ish, versus the Touro DNP which would be 1 year and done (provided I don't screw up of course). 

Old posts on here say the Touro program has changed - wondering what recent graduates think of it? Also, I'm super curious about the added 400ish hours towards the project - what do they count or not count? Can you do it in your own private practice or do I have to find an outside site? Does your local project mentor have to sign off on everything or do you have a lot of autonomy and trust from the faculty/Touro mentor? 

I totally groove on psych, but at the same time I need a doctorate sooner rather than later as I'm no longer competitive as teaching faculty because I don't have a doctorate degree.  

Thanks!

Kim

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KimmbaFNP has 11 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Holistic FNP, AHN.

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I had no responses, but I decided to go with Touro, so we'll see how it goes! 

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Hello,

      I am sorry I just saw this post and for some reason no longer get notifications from AllNurses when someone posts.  I enjoyed the DNP program at Touro but I graduated 3 years ago so things have probably changed.  As you appear to be doing it for the doctorate initials at this time it is probably a good path to take as you can work on post masters/doctorate certifications to fulfill your love of psych once you are done and the 12 months pass QUICKLY!  Just my two cents, have a great day!

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