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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or not? The answer is not! Within the historical context of our discipline, a doctorate degree should stand for advancing and translating knowledge. Clinical practice is the core of this knowledge. Separating the practice and research missions could undermine our ability to be equal partners in universities, as well as diminish our effectiveness in establishing the evidence for quality and safe health care.
DNP, doctoral education, history, marginalization
Meleis, A., & Dracup, K. (2005). The Case Against the DNP: History, Timing, Substance, and Marginalization. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/nrs/7
Date Posted: 23 September 2009
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