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I've read that the mandatory entry level for a nurse practitioner is the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Is this information correct?

Oct 20, 2017

At this time the only APN specialty requiring a DNP is Nurse Anesthesia. It is a recommendation by NP organizations that the DNP be the entry level degree. Many academic programs are voluntarily moving to the DNP as the entry level for becoming an APN. These programs are called BSN to DNP meaning you must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to enter into the program. ...  Learn More

I am certified as a primary care family nurse practitioner. Can I work inpatient in a hospital?

Oct 20, 2017

Sites of practice are determined by the employer, but it is YOUR responsibility to ensure that you consistently practice within your scope of practice. The rule of thumb is if you were not trained for the role expectation during your Master's preparation you should not participate in the role. At the present time none of the agencies/organizations that dictate NP certification or accreditation provide specific sites of practice for...  Learn More

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