So you want to be a Nurse Practitioner? MSN? DNP? PhD? | The Change of Shift Podcast Ep 30

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This week’s episode we discuss the finer points of a career decision. Are you interested in advancing your career? Do you want to become a Nurse Practitioner? Well, the path you travel and the direction you choose matters before you even apply to school.

If this is you… this episode is a must listen.

The episode was motivated by a conversation on Twitter:



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Some of the highlights I discuss:
The three degrees PhD, DNP & MSN:
  • Philosophy
  • Dissertation
  • Long course of study



  • Nursing Practice
  • Capstone Project
  • Additional Clinical Hours >500


  • Capstone-Like Project
  • 750-ish Clinical Hours

One very important question that will answer two very important decisions

What patient population do you see yourself treating?
Other topics that are discussed:


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