Hello Elizabeth,

as the need for DNP graduates grow the need for standardizing the role of a APRN increases. A DNP graduate can do so much for their community with the education they receive and with their clinical knowledge, it is very encouraging to see that more nurses are interested in continuing the pursuit of education and furthering their careers. As you mentioned the DNP role can increase credibility while also allowing for mentorships to develop between DNP graduates and DNP students. I am looking forward to seeing more DNP graduates gain confidence in their practice while also becoming an encouragement to other nurses who are considering to pursue their DNP in the future.