Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Nursing Practice

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In 2004, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) voted to move the level of advanced practice nurse from the MSN to the doctorate level (either the PhD or the Doctor of Nursing Practice) by 2015.

Those who have obtained a DNP are prepared to fulfill roles similar to what have traditionally been held by Nurse Practitioners and other Advanced Practice Nurses, but with more extensive training.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a somewhat controversial degree, especially in regards to...

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In 2004, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) voted to move the level of advanced practice nurse from the MSN to the doctorate level (either the PhD or the Doctor of Nursing Practice) by 2015.

Those who have obtained a DNP are prepared to fulfill roles similar to what have traditionally been held by Nurse Practitioners and other Advanced Practice Nurses, but with more extensive training.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a somewhat controversial degree, especially in regards to the use of the word "doctor" in the title. A Registered Nurse with a DNP has not had the extensive training of a medical doctor, nor does one purport to have had.

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  • Seeking Public Comment About Saint Mary's College DNP Program

    Posted Jun 13, 2016 by Megan Eifler

    Show your support of Saint Mary's College moving into graduate nursing education. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is seeking public comment to assist in its upcoming review of the Saint Mary's College DNP program for accreditation, and we'd love for them to receive input from the nursing community. Submit your written comments regarding the program's...

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    Show your support of Saint Mary's College moving into graduate nursing education. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is seeking public comment to assist in its upcoming review of the Saint Mary's College DNP program for accreditation, and we'd love for them to receive input from the nursing community. Submit your written comments regarding the program's qualifications for accreditation by August 29, 2016 t0:

    thirdpartycomments@aacn.nche.edu

    or mail to:

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    Attn: Third-Party Comments
    One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • Time to apply to the Monmouth University DNP program!

    Posted Nov 2, 2015 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    It's totally online. Classes begin January 2016.

  • Monmouth University -Doctor of Nursing Practice -(DNP, 36 credits- online)

    Posted Aug 6, 2015 by Lucia Fedele

    PROGRAM FEATURES:

    36-credit program that prepares nursing leaders who will improve health care outcomes
    Focus is on healthcare leadership
    Practicum experience and capstone project synthesize and integrate learning
    Part-time program offered online
    Choice of taking one or two courses a semester (fall, spring, and summer)
    Distinguished faculty and i...

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    PROGRAM FEATURES:

    36-credit program that prepares nursing leaders who will improve health care outcomes
    Focus is on healthcare leadership
    Practicum experience and capstone project synthesize and integrate learning
    Part-time program offered online
    Choice of taking one or two courses a semester (fall, spring, and summer)
    Distinguished faculty and individualized mentoring for capstone project

    PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS*

    Master of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution.
    Master of Science in Nursing GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
    Possession of an active RN license.
    Certification in a specialization is preferred.
    Employed for at least one year after completing an MSN.
    Statement of a vision of her/his leadership role to improve health care outcomes.
    Resume that includes details of current practice.
    Two professional and/or academic letters of recommendation.
    Official transcripts from all previous college work.
    Telephone interview with the DNP Committee.
    Submit a writing sample (article published as sole author, a recent paper within the past two years, or writing sample as deemed appropriate by the DNP Director). Please refer to our DNP Writing Sample Guidelines for additional information.
    Current liability and malpractice insurance of $1,000,000 to $3,000,000.
    After admission, prior to starting classes, students must submit to the school of Nursing and Health Studies a certificate of good health from a primary care practitioner, including a health history and physical examination with associated laboratory studies, immunizations, and criminal background checks in accordance with the special requirements of affiliation contracts with clinical agencies.

    (*subject to final approval)
    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    The application deadline is December 1

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  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP)

    Posted Jan 16, 2015 by Garret Armes

    Much like pharmacists and physical therapists, advanced practice registered nurses will soon be able to add the title of "doctor" to their name. In 2004, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, an academic advising organization, voted to endorse a new clinical doctorate in nursing program, known as the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. By 2015, the Doctor of Nurs...

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    Much like pharmacists and physical therapists, advanced practice registered nurses will soon be able to add the title of “doctor” to their name. In 2004, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, an academic advising organization, voted to endorse a new clinical doctorate in nursing program, known as the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. By 2015, the Doctor of Nursing Practice will become the only option available at some institutions to become an advanced registered practice nurse (i.e., nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist and nurse midwife).

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