Avery H.

Hello, thanks for sharing.

I would like to hear from some DNP students who are currently trying to obtain their clinical hour requirements during this time and what their experiences, thoughts, and feelings are compared to those before the pandemic. I would also like to introduce the idea that as APRN students we have to be responsible for our education and preparation according to our career goals, especially because compared to the medical profession, we don’t have required residency programs or fellowships that are essential to our DNP education. I agree that 500 clinical hours may not be sufficient but instead of placing that responsibility solely on DNP programs and schools of nursing, we should begin to have more conversations with health systems to create more DNP residency programs or fellowships to help translate more confident and equipped practitioners.