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DNP or PhD?

Which path is right for you?

Featured Article | March 29, 2015 | By Donna Tyrpak (MS '99) 

Choosing a program for doctoral education in nursing is an important step in advancing your education. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing are complementary advanced nursing doctorates that culminate in a path to advancing nursing practice and science.

While both programs share foundational components in teaching, practice and research, it is important to understand the distinct differences in doctoral preparation between the PhD and DNP degree programs in order to make an informed decision in choosing the degree path that is right for you.


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