There is an increasing number of doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degrees available in the United States, enabling its graduates to effect change in their own clinical practice locally and influencing change nationally. This is the aim of such programs, for its graduates to be at the
forefront of practice change and endeavor. The question then is how far can a program extend itself before its teachings become irrelevant? Is it outside the state or tristate area, west or east coast of the United States, North America, or beyond? The purpose of this article is to examine
how a clinical doctorate taught in the United States is translatable to Australian health care system.
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