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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 whyAccording to RegisteredNursing.org. (2019), both PhD and DNP in nursing are degrees that indicate clinical expertise in his/her field. However, there are differences between the two. DNP degree is focused more on clinical practice, while PhD is research focused (RegisteredNursing.org., 2019). DNPs are MSN prepared nurses with advanced clinical roles such as, nurse practitioner, nurse midwives, and CRNA who want to broaden their knowledge and achieve a terminal degree. Those who wants to specialized in education, research, and leadership would greatly benefit from PhD degree (RegisteredNursing.org., 2019). As with differences in the educational curriculum, DNP students must complete a capstone project such as a quality improvement project in healthcare while proposing evidence based solutions. This

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