Compare DNP vs PhD Degrees

DNP vs PhD Degree at Edson





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.