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September 8. 2010 08:53
I can see how nurse's job opportunities will change in the future for more jobs in the nursing homes, home health, nurse practitioners, etc. The baby boomer generation is continuing to get older and there will be an increase in care of the elderly. I was wondering what others thought about nurse practitioners having to soon get their doctorate degree in order to become a nurse practitioner? Some colleges in our area have already started to require the doctorate for the nurse practitoner program. Most nurses I have talked to do not want to go to school that long to become a NP. They say they could have gone on to school to become a medical doctor if they were going to have to get their doctorate degree. Anyone have any ideas or thoughts about this?
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