Nurse Practitioner & Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)– What’s the Difference?
The Purpose of the DNP
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a new degree that has developed or is being developed in nursing schools as the result of an initiative launched by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). In 2005 the organization put out a position paper that was the culmination of a lot of research, suggesting that the four principal areas of advanced practice nursing be raised to the level of a doctorate. Those categories of MSN concentration include clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist and nurse midwife.
There are several reasons behind this initiative.
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