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Which Doctorate Do I Choose?
Differences Between Research-Focused and Practice-Focused Nursing Doctoral Education

WEB219 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Denise McNulty, RN-BC, ARNP, DNP, MSN
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The course will be discontinued on February 15, 2016. Please plan to finish the course by February 15th if you wish to earn credit for it.
The purpose of the presentation is to address the differences between a research-focused doctorate, the PhD, and a practice-focused doctorate, the DNP, factors for nurses to consider in deciding whether to pursue a PhD or DNP Degree, and ways in which PhDs and DNPs can collaborate and work together within the discipline of nursing. Upon completion, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the purpose of the PhD degree and the DNP degree.
  • List one difference and one similarity between the PhD degree and the DNP degree.
  • Describe at least two factors for nurses to consider in deciding whether to pursue a PhD or DNP degree.
  • Explain ways in which PhD nurses and DNP nurses can work together to foster collaboration within the discipline of nursing.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 2/15/2016

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