Given the evolution of the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, it is important that we are able to articulate to professional colleagues and the public the purpose and benefits of this advanced degree and how it has changed nursing science and health care practice and delivery. Look at the articles listed under the sessions button to your left for session I and answer the following:
1. Discuss the importance of the DNP role and how the health of the nation and delivery of healthcare has changed over the past decade and may continue to benefit from the DNP.
2. What do you see as the biggest challenges and opportunities in your role acquisition as a DNP?
3. What are your thoughts about your title as a “doctor”, and defining it for the public and other professionals? Do you think the AMA position (2011) is justified or not? How will you introduce your professional role with full transparency?