The practice doctorate

Perspectives of early adopters

Donna Hathaway, Susan Jacob, Cheryl Stegbauer, Carol Thompson, Joyce Graff

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Abstract

The emergence of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is being described as a disruptive innovation that is altering the landscape of nursing and health care and creating a great deal of controversy within and beyond the profession of nursing. This article proposes that the DNP is actually the natural evolution of a larger disruptive innovation begun in the late 1960s with the advent of nurse practitioner programs. As expected with disruptive innovations, many challenges face those who are early adopters and who forge ahead during the early phase of innovation and later during the upmarketing phase. As faculty and administrators of one of the early, second-generation DNP programs, the authors are fully aware of ongoing discussion and issues related to the practice doctorate. This article shares the experiences of this group of early adopters and their insights into controversies surrounding the DNP movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-496
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Volume45
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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The practice doctorate : Perspectives of early adopters. / Hathaway, Donna; Jacob, Susan; Stegbauer, Cheryl; Thompson, Carol; Graff, Joyce.

In: Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 45, No. 12, 01.12.2006, p. 487-496.

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Hathaway, D, Jacob, S, Stegbauer, C, Thompson, C & Graff, J 2006, 'The practice doctorate: Perspectives of early adopters', Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 45, no. 12, pp. 487-496.
Hathaway, Donna ; Jacob, Susan ; Stegbauer, Cheryl ; Thompson, Carol ; Graff, Joyce. / The practice doctorate : Perspectives of early adopters. In: Journal of Nursing Education. 2006 ; Vol. 45, No. 12. pp. 487-496.
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