Advanced practice nurses see push to get doctoral degrees, report says

03/21/2012 | U.S. News & World Report

Doctor of nursing practice degrees will be strongly encouraged for advanced practice nurses who work with other nurses to improve patient outcomes, according to U.S. News & World Report. Kathleen Potempa, president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, says advanced practice nurses need to understand "systems of care," leadership, and quality and safety metrics.

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