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by DannyBoy8 DannyBoy8, BSN, RN (Member) Member Nurse

DannyBoy8 has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Will you get a DNP?

  1. 1. Will you get a DNP?

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Will you get a DNP?

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I really don’t think so. If I actually do end up going further than a masters, I feel that I would rather go for a PhD

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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Nope not unless they pay me more

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BCgradnurse has 9 years experience and specializes in allergy and asthma, urgent care.

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Not worth the money, in my opinion.  

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AnnieNP has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Adult Primary Care.

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Oh no, I never intend to write another paper of any kind as long as I live.

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juan de la cruz has 27 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

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I've not seen a significant "return of investment" for me to put in the time, effort, and money for a DNP. My master's degree from 15 years ago was so much more affordable that I paid my tuition with my nurse's salary and still was up to date with my mortgage and other financial commitments. As it is now, there isn't much funding sources for a DNP other than a student loan and I'm not interested in that.

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FullGlass has 1 years experience as a BSN, MSN.

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I plan to get the DNP in a few years b/c I want to teach and I also am interested in working for the VA.  The VA does pay more for a doctoral degree.  If I can get hired by the VA, they will pay for the DNP.

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djmatte has 7 years experience as a ADN, MSN, RN, NP.

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1 hour ago, FullGlass said:

I plan to get the DNP in a few years b/c I want to teach and I also am interested in working for the VA.  The VA does pay more for a doctoral degree.  If I can get hired by the VA, they will pay for the DNP.

Be careful the.  The VA does pay more for for a DNP if you have it upon hire.  If you get it after the fact, you are at the mercy of their internal promotion system where you not only have to have the degree, but have to go through a myriad of hoops and packet submissions to get the pay elevation.  There is less of a guarantee you will get it in any quick or efficient manner.

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Cococure has 7 years experience.

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I had thought of it for a brief second but after looking at many schools curriculum, it's not clinically based it's geared towards management/leadership and that not my cup of tea. Also, it's crazy expensive and I don't want to write another APA paper ever in my life...like EVER!!!

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