Advocating for the Role of NPs Who Have Earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Published:September 20, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.08.017
      It is notable to reflect on how nursing has evolved since the days of Florence Nightingale and Lilian Wald. Today’s public perception of nursing is distinct from decades past. There has been a paradigm shift in the demands and responsibilities placed on nurses.
      • Keeling A.
      Historical perspectives on an expanded role for nursing.
      Consequently, the nursing community was encouraged by the Institute of Medicine to bring the nursing profession up to par with other health care disciplines.
      American Association of Colleges of Nursing
      AACN position statement on the practice doctorate in nursing. 2004.
      Hence, nursing embarked on increasing the number of doctor of nursing practice (DNP) graduates but without clarifying the DNP graduate roles.
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      Biography

      Irene O. Oyolu, MSN, FNP-C, is a doctor of nursing practice student at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In compliance with standard ethical guidelines, the author reports no relationships with business or industry that would pose a conflict of interest.