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DNP vs PhD Degree at Edson College




ObjectivesPrepares nurses at the highest level of nursing practice who will lead in applying and translating research into practicePrepares nurse scholars to conduct research that advances the theoretical foundation of nursing and healthcare innovation
Competencies and ContentKnowledge and skills in applying and translating research into practice; leads dissemination and integration of new knowledge in healthcare organizationsKnowledge and skills in theoretical, methodological, and analytic approaches to the discovery and application of knowledge in nursing and healthcare innovation
Program OutcomeExpert clinical leaders such as an advanced practice nurse caring for individuals; or other practice leadership positions such as in nursing and healthcare administrationNurse scientist prepared for a career as leaders in research, education and policy
ASU Program HallmarksAn intense practice immersion experience with expert clinical faculty with a focus on evidence-based practice mentorshipAn intense mentored research experience with faculty investigator with an established program of research
Final ProjectAn evidence based practice application-oriented final DNP projectCompletion of an original research project and defense of a dissertation

Edson College also offers a dual enrollment DNP/PhD degree with a concentration in adult gerontology that emphasizes both advanced practice and research. Learn more about required coursework and admission requirements for both the DNP and PhD.