Why seek a DNP degree?

These are some of the reasons someone might seek a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

  1. The DNP is a terminal degree. Many nursing programs, including Goshen College and Eastern Mennonite University, allow someone with a DNP to teach in their program.
  2. The DNP program educates nurses to be change agents in their clinical settings.
  3. The DNP allows a professional to enhance their education and stay involved with patient care.
  4. Some DNP graduates will expand their work as administrative leaders.
  5. This degree will provide tools for the nurse who wishes to be part of improving the healthcare system.
  6. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) will be required to have a DNP by 2025.
  7. Any master’s-prepared nurse who wishes to be an interdisciplinary leader should seek the DNP.