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Difference between Ph.D. and DNP

The Ph.D. in Nursing is the accepted degree for nurse scientists. A Ph.D. in nursing prepares nurse scientists who will generate evidence to guide effective and safe nursing care.  Students in the Ph.D. program produce a dissertation.

A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree prepares "practice" experts who will translate evidence into practice across a variety of patient care settings.  Students in the DNP program produce a project.  

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