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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 thedoctoral level and explain why.DNP and PhD are terminal degrees in the nursing practice. The key difference between the two isthat while PhD focuses on research, DNP is the highest level of nursing practice and that focuseson the clinical practice. Rather put simpler, PhD nurses focus on discovery of new knowledgewhile DNP prepared nurses focus on application of new knowledge and research into the practiceimprove overall healthcare outcomes. According to the American Association of College ofNursing (AACN), the key differences between DNP and PhD can be analyzed through faculty,program of study, resources, students, and program outcome. In terms of faculty, DNP is focusedin expertise in specific areas, senior leadership experience, and network of leadership practicewhile PhD focuses on research doctorate, and senior level funding (Thomas, 2018). DNP nurse