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NRS 440VN Week 3 DQ 2 Discuss the difference between a DNP and a PhD in nursing. Discuss which of these you would choose to pursue if you decide to continue your education to the doctoral level and explain why. The difference between the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are their focus. DNP is practice focused and a Ph.D. is research focused. The DNP works toward making advancements in the nursing practice. Their knowledge encompasses both leadership and clinical. This gives them the ability to analyze nursing data to input it into evidence based standards. As a result, they can, evaluate outcomes of patient populations, improve care and be a leader of an interdisciplinary team ( American Sentinel, (2014). Most programs for advance practice nurses now must have a minimum of a DNP. The Ph.D. develops and creates evidenced based knowledge for nursing. They are

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