I know I'm from the outside looking in, but I have recently had a sit down with a DNP program director. Although I have not found any outright negatives regarding capabilities of the program's graduates, I can say that as a potential consumer I'd feel like I'm not getting my money's worth attending for the sole purpose to have the letters "DNP." When I asked what has changed in the program in moving from MSN to DNP I felt like I was given a little bit of political "circle-talk." Another big thing that was like nails on a chalkboard for me was learning students are anticipated to graduate with ~625-650 cases. All the while an MSN program down the road has students graduating with more than twice the case load. Granted I have no idea the complexity of cases involved, but as far as I've gotten, it seems DNP programs can be "created" for more institutional revenue.