Clinician and educator

Michael Sanchez

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


As the number of doctor of nursing practice (DNP) graduates has continued to grow, it is possible to learn from experienced DNPs about their professional paths, current positions, and personal guiding principles. Although the DNP degree does not expand the legal scope of practice or clinical preparation leading to credentialing and licensure, the education exposes graduates to a broad area of knowledge and skills. In this chapter, experienced doctor of nursing practitioners were asked to reflect on their professional journeys. Their interpretations of the question asked were as diverse as the reflections they share. The reflections by the seven DNP-prepared nurses in this chapter illuminate the vast depth and breadth of experience. From the bedside to the boardroom, a commitment to quality care for their patients is evident. Many used the DNP to catapult their careers into areas previously seen as purely administrative or physician-led areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDNP Education, Practice, and Policy, Second Edition
Subtitle of host publicationRedesigning Advanced Practice for the 21st Century
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780826140197
ISBN (Print)9780826140180
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Credentialing
  • Dnp graduates
  • Dnp-prepared nurses
  • Doctor of nursing practice, dnp
  • Doctor of nursing practitioners
  • Licensure
  • Nursing education
  • Quality care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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