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2014 Data on Doctoral Programs

Presentation from Dr. Jane Kirschling at the 2014 Doctoral Education Conference


The Doctor of Nursing Practice Fact Sheet

Updated January 2014

New Law Allows California State Nursing Schools to Offer the DNP


AACN Update on the New Comprehensive Care Certification Exam

March 6, 2009

AACN Letter in Response to DNP Certification Exam

Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice

DNP Roadmap Task Force Report

This document delineates the key institutional and academic issues related to the process of achieving the 2015 timeline.

CCNE Decision Regarding the DNP Degree Title

In a move consistent with other health professions, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) decided that only practice doctoral degrees with the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) title will be eligible for CCNE accreditation.

AACN Applauds the National Academy of Sciences' Report which Supports the Development of the Practice Doctorate in Nursing