The DNP degree

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The DNP degree
« on: September 03, 2012, 03:42:22 PM »
http://studentdoctor.net/2011/04/sdn-reports-the-dnp-degree/

The DNP degree is earned by nurses following additinoal schooling after nursing school but is it useful?
There will be primary care shortages in the futures that can't be covered by doctors so the nursing association points out that nurses should fill in some of the absense.
On the other hand the AMA warns that their education is not adequate to be prescribing medication and will they confuse patients by wearing white coats and being addressed as Dr.

What do you think?
« Last Edit: September 03, 2012, 03:45:18 PM by Ichimaru Gin :] »
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Re: The DNP degree
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 04:05:32 PM »
The comments section is pretty amusing.

Anyway, I don't really see what all the controversy is about.  A nurse is not a doctor of medicine.

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Re: The DNP degree
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 04:36:39 PM »
In Canada anyways, the Nurses have Unions do they not?

Whatever they learn, is basically on the job training and any knowledge learned is discouraged from being used.

So it's giving teacher jobs and injecting the economy with a good supply of busy.

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Re: The DNP degree
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 05:43:35 PM »
I don't call people with a phd doctor anyways. It pissed off an english teacher I had when I was in the fifth grade to no end.

Re: The DNP degree
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012, 05:30:30 PM »
I don't call people with a phd doctor anyways. It pissed off an english teacher I had when I was in the fifth grade to no end.

Do you not use titles at all, or do you refrain from using "Dr." specifically? If so, why?

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Re: The DNP degree
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012, 06:30:45 PM »
I don't call people with a phd doctor anyways. It pissed off an english teacher I had when I was in the fifth grade to no end.

Do you not use titles at all, or do you refrain from using "Dr." specifically? If so, why?

Cuz your mamas fat yo.

Re: The DNP degree
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 06:41:50 PM »
I don't call people with a phd doctor anyways. It pissed off an english teacher I had when I was in the fifth grade to no end.

Do you not use titles at all, or do you refrain from using "Dr." specifically? If so, why?

Cuz your mamas fat yo.

In conclusion: people with PhDs are doctors and addressing them with any other title would be...

incorrect.

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Re: The DNP degree
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2012, 07:30:28 PM »
I don't call people with a phd doctor anyways. It pissed off an english teacher I had when I was in the fifth grade to no end.

Do you not use titles at all, or do you refrain from using "Dr." specifically? If so, why?

Cuz your mamas fat yo.

In conclusion: people with PhDs are doctors and addressing them with any other title would be...

incorrect.

Thank you frederick king of titles and master of etiquette.

Re: The DNP degree
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2012, 01:30:38 PM »
I don't like being called Doctor, I very rarely use it on my post either; the only place I use it is on my work emails.

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Re: The DNP degree
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012, 07:39:59 PM »
Should nurses be able to treat patients completely independently?
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Re: The DNP degree
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2012, 01:38:51 PM »
Should nurses be able to treat patients completely independently?

Depends what is wrong with them.

Re: The DNP degree
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2012, 09:14:16 AM »
Should nurses be able to treat patients completely independently?


This already happens and it works... so yes.


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Re: The DNP degree
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 09:13:26 AM »
I could see a whole cathy bates thing happening, but that happens in people's home care as well.

Why not just decide at which point in time no cure is going to be available to someone, and at which point in time they are no longer capable of being autonomous?


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« Last Edit: September 18, 2012, 09:15:52 AM by MrKappa »

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Re: The DNP degree
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2012, 09:38:36 AM »
Should nurses be able to treat patients completely independently?

Yes, I don't see anything wrong with this.