Yet Another Degree for the Nursing Profession
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF NURSING (AACN) issued a position statement on the practice doctorate in nursing in October of 2004.1 It proposes a terminal professional degree, doctor of nursing practice (DNP), to replace the master's degree in nursing as preparation for advanced practice nursing. Advanced practice nursing refers to certified nurse practitioners (e.g., neonatal nurse practitioners), certified nurse midwives, certified nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2005
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