The doctor of nursing practice degree has its roots in doctoral programs dating back to the 1960s. Now, since the American Association of Colleges of Nursing has recommended the degree as the entry to practice degree for all nurse practitioners starting in 2015, the DNP has come into the spotlight, gaining positive and negative attention alike. Many nurse practitioners wonder what the degree will do for them and their practice. Meanwhile, close to 200 doctor of nursing practice programs are conferring practice doctorates for nurses and graduates from these programs are applying their new knowledge in practice. This collection of essays by DNP Perspectives columnist Lisa Chism, DNP, NP, NCMP, tackles the tough topics surrounding the DNP degree.
In this booklet you will find the following essays:
- The Dark Side of the DNP
- The Intangibles of the DNP
- The Roots of the DNP
- Resisting the Resistance to Change
- DNP and PhD Nurses as Research Partners
- DNP and the 'Doctor' Title
Click below to get the low-down on this much-debated degree.