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Running head: DNP AND PHD IN NURSING 1Difference between DNP and PhD in NursingIn pursuing doctoral level nursing degrees, both a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) and a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) are terminal degrees revealing that the nurses are skilled in their field.
DNP AND PHD IN NURSING 2DNP is based on clinical approaches, and a PhD is a research-oriented degree. (Kirschling, 2014). PhD graduates research innovative ideas to develop evidence-based criteria to address scope for nursing, focus on new interventions for diseases, and improvement of the healthcare system. Also, PhD graduates are experts in statistics, collecting data and information, regressional, and quantitative analysis to act as the leader of the team for a specific project on various research. (Kirschling, 2014). In DNP, both clinical and leadership practices are focused on interdisciplinary clinical care systems. DNP graduates work in a team to evaluate patient outcomes depending on multiple circumstances in a particular population. However, AACN

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