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Whats the difference b/w DNP and Ph.D?

  1. 0 Just a question, i was wondering what the difference is between DNP and an rn with a Ph.D. I know its a little silly, but it's confussing. I'm guessing that DNP is a nurse practitioner with a doctoral degree, so what kind of a nurse has a Ph.D?

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  3. Visit  ghillbert profile page
    #1 1
    There's a lot of info about the difference on this site.

    DNP is a clinical/practice doctorate. PhD is a research doctorate.
  4. Visit  UVA Grad Nursing profile page
    #2 2
    There are many good threads here about the DNP.

    I've also put a simple grid on my own website with the differences between the PHD and DNP programs at the University of Virginia (focus, courses, expectations, job outlooks, etc).

  5. Visit  want to do good 86 profile page
    #3 0
  6. Visit  want to do good 86 profile page
    #4 0
    The website you put up really clarified the differences well! Thank you
  7. Visit  HeartsOpenWide profile page
    #5 0
    DNP is more clinical based while PhD is more research based.