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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. The rapid development of the clinical practice doctorate since 2004, the Doctor of Nursing practice or DNP degree, is shaping the preparation of nurses for advanced practice roles and is impacting the role of the master's degree. At the same time, a growing need for more nurse scientists is resulting in major changes in PhD education which include an emphasis on entry into research training at much earlier stages of a nursing career (Ketefian & Redman, 2015). The DNP degree advances nurses understanding of nursing practice and its curriculum emphasizes both on clinical and leadership skills. DNP graduates are prepared for translating research into evidence- based standard of care, leading interdisciplinary team, improving the care systems and evaluating outcomes among specific patients’ populations (American sentinel. Edu.,

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