DNP Career Non-Supporters

DNP Career Non-Supporters

Information about Organizations that do NOT Endorse

or Promote the DNP Degreed Nursing Professional

Reflecting Forum, Blog Posts and shared information, the following organizations do NOT support the DNP Degreed Professional. We encourage you to contact these organizations or entities to clarify their positions, request an explanation or change in their policy.

Please visit the DNP Community to share your experiences.

Information current as of July 10, 2011

Organization / Entity Concern Source of Information
AIDS organization in Los Angeles “Back in 2000 I was forbidden to use my title and was told to remove my outgoing phone message.” Dr. Anthony David Lecours’ comment 3/28/2011
Appalachian Regional Health Care System in Boone, NC “It has been made clear to me by the chief of medicine that under no circumstance will I ever be permitted to call myself ‘Doctor'” Dr. Sheila Acheson’s comment, 2/16/2011
Federally funded community center in Omaha, ME “I was denied the title of Doctor in the meeting minutes. Our CEO (with a PhD) is addressed as doctor. When I informed the medical director of finishing my DNP degree, he dismissed the degree stating that it is mostly online and not worth anything.” Dr. Anna Marie Meyers’ comment, 6/3/2011
Georgia According to the Pearson Report, Georgia is one of 7 states wtih statues or regulations prohibiting a nurse practitioner or other doctorally prepared health professional from using the title Doctor.” Pearson Report
Illinois According to the Pearson Report, Illinois is one of 7 states wtih statues or regulations prohibiting a nurse practitioner or other doctorally prepared health professional from using the title Doctor.” Pearson Report
Maine According to the Pearson Report, Maine is one of 7 states wtih statues or regulations prohibiting a nurse practitioner or other doctorally prepared health professional from using the title Doctor.” Pearson Report

Overlake Hospital Medical Center

in Bellevue, WA

“The medical director of the ED made it clear that he didn’t want a “midlevel” to have any more education than a Master’s degree at best.”

Dr. James Lathrop’s comment, 3/15/2011

Michigan ‘Michigan has a statue on the books that disallows nurse from using the title doctor.” Dr. Catherine Bishop’s comment, 5/7/2011
Missouri

“Organizaed medicine in Missouri is continuing to try to make it a felony to use the title Doctor in a hospital.”

“According to the Pearson Report, Missouri is one of 7 states wtih statues or regulations prohibiting a nurse practitioner or other doctorally prepared health professional from using the title Doctor.”

Dr. Delilah M. Pennington’s comment, 3/30/2011

Pearson Report

Ohio

“According to the Pearson Report, Ohio is one of 7 states wtih statues or regulations prohibiting a nurse practitioner or other doctorally prepared health professional from using the title Doctor.”

There is nothing in the Ohio nursing law/rules that prevents the use of the educational title “doctor or Dr.” by a nurse. Though the Board of Medicine prevents the use of the title Doctor, others currently do use the title, including PharmD, Psychologists, PT, OT, and others. The Ohio Board of OT/PT have a statement in support of using the title.

Pearson Report
Oklahoma “According to the Pearson Report, Oklahoma is one of 7 states wtih statues or regulations prohibiting a nurse practitioner or other doctorally prepared health professional from using the title Doctor.” Pearson Report
Olmsted Medical Center and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and their satellites across the country “…. do NOT allow the term Doctor to be used by those with their DNP. Dr. Penny Louise Flavin’s comment, 5/2/2011
Oregon “According to the Pearson Report, Oregon is one of 7 states wtih statues or regulations prohibiting a nurse practitioner or other doctorally prepared health professional from using the title Doctor.” Pearson Report
University of San Diego “The University of San Diego also forbids DNP tenue, even though they have a DNP program.” Dr. Michael Terry’s comment 11/3/2010
South Carolina Legislature “There are discussions going on in the legislature here in South Carolina to bar the use of the title.” Dr. Debby Woda’s comment, 2/20/2011
University of California San Francisco

“UCSF denies tenure to anyone without a PhD (including DNP, EdD, PharmD, etc.)”

Dr. Michael Terry’s comment 11/3/2010
University of California campuses OR the Cal State Campuses “None of the other University of California campus OR the Cal State campuses permit DNP Tenure either.” Dr. Michael Terry’s comment 11/3/2010
University of Washington Medical Center

A Consensus Statement made by the Advanced Registered Nurse Pratitioners of UWMC regarding the Use of the Title “Doctor” may surprise you. Made by th UWMC APRN Council – they say that doctorally prepared should not use the term doctor in practice.

Click here to see the document

Dr. Darrell Owen’s comment 11/7/2011