Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Should I get a DNP or a PhD?
When pursuing a nursing doctorate, should you choose the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, or opt for a PhD? Here are some things to consider.

The DNP degree is a practice doctorate. The PhD is a research doctorate. Graduates of PhD programs are prepared to conduct independent research and disseminate their findings, while DNP graduates use research to influence their practice.

Scholarship is an integral part of both doctoral degrees. See a table that compares the two degrees.