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No, but I have had the experience that most potential employers do not understand the difference between the PhD and DNP. I try to use these moments as 'teachable' ones.
I agree. We are going to have to be our strongest advocates. There has always been a long standing battle between nurses as to who has chosen the right path, and whose knowledge is superior to the other. This can be seen even in the evolution of the DNP where the argument is whether generation of research is superior to mastery of clinical practice. I think that as the DNP roles/responsibilities/curricula get better defined and publicized, there will be less resistance to DNPs, and I think those of us in an non-NP role will have to take the first and boldest steps toward bridging whatever gaps exist.
Excellent point, Theresa! Thank you for the reminder of what the current philosophy in our profession represents.
Susan Corey, DNP, APN-BC