Judith T. Fullerton, Lori Escallier and Kathleen Shurpin
A School of Nursing in New York State, USA has admitted five cohorts of students to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) curriculum. A longitudinal evaluation of the DNP program was conducted to assess the inherent value of the DNP program. Survey responses highlighted the benefits of the DNP degree to the professional growth of graduates; the benefits that accrued to clients in selected clinical care situations; and to the health care system, when applied within organizational initiatives and programs. A limited response rate constrained the ability to draw generalizable conclusions to the full cohort of DNP graduates.
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