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why do nurse practitioners need to have high education in doctor

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why do nurse practitioners need to have high education in doctor of nursing?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

 

I am not sure I understand you question. Can you explain it more?

Are you asking why NP's need a doctorate?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yup, I am asking why NP's need a doctorate:)
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 6 years ago.

Mainly because we are doing doctorate level work in the NP program and not being recognized for it.

 

Another point is that others in our field of health care has an entry level of doctorate. Like dentist or psychologists etc. Their education is comparable to ours.

 

A doctorate in your field is considered to be the highest level that you can achieve in that field of study. We were not giving ourself credit for it at a Master's Level.

 

Does this make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

yes, it makes sense. but it is interesting that although a lot of RNs with master's degree keep to increase, the number of DNPs remains stagnent:)

thanks for your reply

Melody

Expert:  Celeste NP replied 6 years ago.

I can understand that! Some are trying to beat the mandated deadline of 2015 that it will be a doctorate level.

 

Also others feel that they are not going to get any salary increases for getting a DNP so why bother? Or that they are unable to go back to school now.

 

A DNP is very beneficial if you are in education though.

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