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1Topic 5 DQ 2 DNP and a PhD in NursingAuthor NameSchool or College, UniversityCourse Number/Course NameInstructor/Professor NameDate
2Topic 5 DQ 2 DNP and a PhD in NursingBoth Ph.D. and DNP degrees are targeted to demonstrate the clinical experience of a nurse in her/his specialized fields and are considered as doctorate degrees for nurses. Even though the goal is the same, there are some major differences between both degrees. When it comes to DNP degree, it is more focused on the clinical practice of a nurse while Ph.D. is research focused on a specialized area. The MSN prepared nurses practicing in an advanced role like nurse practitioners and nurse-midwife who wish to expand their knowledge base and achievea terminal degree to enhance their practice would benefit from choosing the DNP path. On the other hand, those who wish to get into education, research, and leadership would benefit from having a Ph.D. degree. Nurses with a Ph.D. use evidence-based research to develop

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