Call for Public Comment Position Statement: The Doctor of Nursing Practice: Advancing the Nursing Profession

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03/08/10
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is seeking comments on the following new position statement: The Doctor of Nursing Practice: Advancing the Nursing Profession.

The purpose of this statement is to clarify the American Nurses Association recommendation that the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) be recognized as a terminal practice degree to prepare nurses for the complex clinical practice environment. The DNP graduate is prepared to provide the leadership needed to promote practice excellence through evidence-based practice methodology, system leadership, health policy, and interdisciplinary collaboration (AACN 2004). This statement supports the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) as a practice-focused doctorate for advanced registered nursing practice expertise.

If you are interested in participating in this review, download the document and submit your comments online (see below) by 5:00pm EST on April 9, 2010 . If you have questions e-mail Mary Jean Schumann, Chief Programs Officer, at maryjean.schumann@ana.org.

ANA appreciates your assistance with reviewing this important document.

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