Hello Janet, I am anew DNP FNP student and before entering this program I did not know that I would be able to contribute to academia. DNPs are more then qualified to teach because of the diversity they bring. DNPs bring a different perspective and can help students transition from class to practice. I believe students should have a diverse faculty to learn from as this will only give them more access to many different perspectives. I have not gone through your situation however, my nursing school reached out to my class for updates. I informed them that I was currently in a DNP program and they informed that if I wanted to teach or precept they would love to have me. It made me feel valued and as if I was heading in the right path. I hope to one day pass on my skill and my knowledge. When that time comes I hope to be met with open arms.