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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 Nurses with the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree focus on developing research skills and test theories relating to nursing practice that contributes to the existing body of nursing knowledge and the standards of practice used by nurses across clinical settings; the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the branch of nursing doctorate program that prepare nurses to become expert clinicians by applying research and knowledge to create more efficient practices and better patient outcomes. While PhD-prepared nurses focus on the discovery of new knowledge, DNP- prepared nurses focus on the application of new knowledge and research into practice in order to promote better health care and patient outcomes (Thomas, 2018). The overall objective of the

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