These are some of the reasons someone might seek a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.
- 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.
- The DNP program educates nurses to be change agents in their clinical settings.
- The DNP allows a professional to enhance their education and stay involved with patient care.
- Some DNP graduates will expand their work as administrative leaders.
- This degree will provide tools for the nurse who wishes to be part of improving the healthcare system.
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) will be required to have a DNP by 2025.
- Any master’s-prepared nurse who wishes to be an interdisciplinary leader should seek the DNP.