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Doctoral Degrees

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) prepares nurses to provide the highest level of clinical care to individuals and communities, implement research findings through translational research and evidence-based practice, innovate and lead practice and influence health care policy.                                 

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) prepares nurses to generate nursing research and function as nurse scientists and academics.

Read more about the College of Nursing's two types of nursing doctoral degrees: clinical (DNP) and research (Ph.D.)