Are direct entry NP programs bad for the nursing profession?

How long should you be an RN before becoming an NP? And what about the second-degree direct entry programs?

I share my thoughts on the minimum experience needed to become an NP.

I admit up front I’m an old-skool nurse, so I believe experience trumps everything. Care to weigh in on this topic?

 


 

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What about calling NPs doctor?

Is it OK for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to introduce themselves as doctor?

The advanced nursing degree required to practice as an NP is at a minimum a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN), but you can also attain you Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Is it ok for a DNP to introduce themselves as doctor? I mean, they have earned their doctorate degree.

 

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How to display your nursing credentials?

What goes where? Which is first and what do I include? Why?

Just remember that your academic degree is always first. And you list your credentials chronologically, most recent is closest to your name.

The proper order:
-Highest earned degree (BSN, MSN, PhD, DNP, etc.)
-Licensure (RN, CRNP, CRNA, etc)
-State designations or requirements (APRN, CRNP, etc.)
-National certifications (ACNP-BC, CCRN, CEN, etc.)
-Awards and honors (…. EMT, PHRN, etc.)
-Other recognitions (BLS, ACLS, ect.)

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