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The difference between DNP and PhD in nursing lies in the area of interest. The DNP degree is practice focused while the PhD is research focused nurses who pursue a PhD are dedicated in finding new information to enhance the nursing practice through scientific study. In contrary, nurses with a DNP are prepared for expertise in practice, leadership, evidence- based practice, healthcare policy, information technology and interprofessional collaboration as well as direct care of patient (Jenkins, Meek, Amura, & Robertson, 2021). Working in a faculty positions, DNPs can influence quality of care given to patients through their proficiency passed to their students. Personally I prefer the interprofessional and direct patient care over research, so DNP would be my preferred choice of further education. The DNP degree would allow me to directly

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