Will Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) be required to obtain a Doctor of Nurse Practice degree?


Requiring an APRN to obtain a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) would require a legislative action. Currently, there is no mandate regarding this educational requirement. You may review the APRN Consensus Model on the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) websites for further information with your inquiry.