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The value of the DNP has been changing due to availability, time, and experience. The benefits of having the DNP consist of getting higher pay, being ahead of time (DNP is going to be the requirement in becoming an advanced registered nurse soon), open oneself to more opportunities, and to be on par with other healthcare professionals. However, the outlook of the DNP can also change by refining the educational requirements and standards within the DNP program and the clinical training provided. I believe changes to these things will give nurse practitioners the option to be independent practitioners in all states of the country. Furthermore, if the public considers to be cared by DNPs, the reputation will be better and the stigma will lessen leading more people to consider becoming a DNP or see a DNP primarily. Ultimately, I do believe that DNP’s should have the highest compensation due to the education and clinical training required in the nursing field.