Advance nursing practice can lead down two different pathways based on interest and area of practice

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Advance nursing practice can lead down two different pathways based on interest and area of practice. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) are both terminal degrees in which most nurses aspire to obtain. The DNP is clinical in nature, it entails advanced practice with in-depth knowledge that uses evidence-based approaches to care for the best possible outcomes. 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). They are actively engaging in patient care uses innovativeness to ensure the best results. PhD is scientific in nature, these nurses are scientist, researchers or scholars. Nursing scientists generate the knowledge that supports the scientific paradigm of the discipline (Groer & Clochesy, 2020). The PhD Nurses are the ones that build on professional theory or bring about

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