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  1. Fain, James A. RN, BC-ADM, PhD, FAAN
  2. Asselin, Marilyn RN, BC, PhD
  3. McCurry, Mary RN, C, ANP, ACNP, PhD


Several broad-scale healthcare factors influenced nursing policy makers to roll out the doctorate of nursing practice degree in the midst of a national shortage. Here's why[horizontal ellipsis]and how this emerging role impacts patient care.