1 year DNP without clinicals?

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Does such a program exist?

Spoiled1

Spoiled1, MSN, RN

Specializes in Step-down ICU. 463 Posts

Does such a program exist?

I know people who went to Chamberlain University. All online except for the final project. Total program was 1 year.

VETEROSA

VETEROSA

Specializes in ER, ICU, CCT-RN, Educator/Peds Clinical. Has 23 years experience. 59 Posts

Try Touro Nevada

ProgressiveThinking

ProgressiveThinking, MSN, CRNA

Specializes in Anesthesia. Has 7 years experience. 455 Posts

@VETEROSA How did you like the program? Was it pretty doable working full-time? Did they apply your MSN hours towards the DNP practicum hours?

I'm pretty interested in Touro Nevada's DNP program. I'm considering it once I'm done with anesthesia school for the cost and length. At $16,500, and 12 months in length, it's very difficult to overlook. I know it has regional accreditation, so the degree is legit. It just lacks CCNE accreditation, which concerns me as far as how employers view it. Any take on this?

VETEROSA

VETEROSA

Specializes in ER, ICU, CCT-RN, Educator/Peds Clinical. Has 23 years experience. 59 Posts

They will credit your MSN @ 520 hours & the 480 hours is broken down in 6 modules during the program.

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RockMay

RockMay

84 Posts

I would be absolutely horrified in my "doctor" didn't do any clinicals whatsoever.

Jules A

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner. 8,863 Posts

I would be absolutely horrified in my "doctor" didn't do any clinicals whatsoever.

Yeah I thought the same thing but on further examination it appears many are requiring 1,000 "clinical hours" that they are counting from a Masters degree. I did psych and post masters FNP so I wouldn't have to do clinicals which again is one of the reasons I think its a bogus degree as it stands now. Then again I might consider coughing up $20,000 to earn the right to 100% say what a fluffy degree it is and call my self "Dr" when I feel like throwing my weight around, lol.

MurseJJ

MurseJJ

Specializes in Neurosurgery, Neurology. 3 Articles; 466 Posts

I would be absolutely horrified in my "doctor" didn't do any clinicals whatsoever.

It appears that the person asking already has her MSN and is an APRN, and is asking about a post-MSN DNP program (not all DNP programs are NP programs, and there are DNP programs with leadership foci).

mmc51264, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 10 years experience. 3,131 Posts

I am planning on doing my DNP after my MSN in Informatics. It will take one calendar year. Regular MSN is 250 practicum hours, but if one plans on continuing, it is 500 practicum hours with the remaining 500 hours done during DNP program.

I am not sure how the non-clinical DNP works. From what I can tell, the advanced assessment material is covered in the MSN program and the DNP is research based. Since I am not is a clinical program, i am not sure how those work, but according to the matriculation plans, there doesn't seem to be much difference. Sams as a Ph.D program. You don't learn anymore about your practice per se, but there is a LOT of research and a thesis proposal/defense