DNP vs PhD Degree at Edson College
|Objectives||Prepares nurses at the highest level of nursing practice who will lead in applying and translating research into practice||Prepares scholars at the highest level of scientific research who will lead in advancing the evidence-base of health-related research|
|Competencies and Content||Knowledge and skills in applying and translating research into practice; leads dissemination and integration of new knowledge in healthcare organizations||Knowledge and skills in theoretical, methodological, and analytic approaches to the discovery and application of knowledge in health and wellbeing|
|Program Outcome||Expert clinical leaders such as an advanced practice nurse caring for individuals; or other practice leadership positions such as in nursing and healthcare administration||Expert scientist prepared for a career as a leader in health research, education, and policy in academia, healthcare organizations, and industry|
|ASU Program Hallmarks||An intense practice immersion experience with expert clinical faculty with a focus on evidence-based practice mentorship||An intense mentored research experience with expert faculty investigator with an established program of research|
|Final Project||An evidence based practice application-oriented final DNP project||A dissertation involving an original research project|
Edson College also offers concurrent enrollment DNP/PhD degrees 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.