PhD in nursing

  1. How long does it take to get a PhD in nursing?
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  3. by   gkbroaro
    Or rather, a DNP?

    What is required to become a nurse practitioner with your own practice?

    A Masters, DNP, or PhD?
  4. by   sirI

    I moved your post to its own thread.

    It takes around 3 - 5 - 8 years, depending upon the individual, for PhD.

    Approximately 3-5 years for the DNP.
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 19, '07
  5. by   gkbroaro
    Do you have to have a PhD or a DNP to be a nurse practitioner with your own practice?

    What can you do with a MSN?
  6. by   sirI
    Currently, the NP is required the MSN.

    There is talk that the DNP will be required in the near future.

    You can practice as MSN-prepared NP now.
  7. by   gkbroaro
    Hi SirI!

    You know a lot about the different degrees...thanks for your help!

    May you tell me what the advantage is to having a DNP? What can they do that MSNs can not? How long does it take to get a DNP?
  8. by   sirI
    You are welcome.

    Nothing different in the SOP as far as what the NP can or cannot do with DNP vs MSN.

    It's just that in the near future, the DNP wil quite possibly be the entry into practice degree for all APNs (advanced practice nurses: NP, CNS, CRNA, CNM).

    Like I said above, it takes around 3-5 years to secure the DNP.

    You can check out this thread where you can further discuss about the DNP: