The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree meets the special needs of today’s healthcare environment. It has a clinical or systems focus and prepares nurses for a broad range of leadership positions, including public policy, administration, public health, informatics and teaching. This is the terminal degree for clinical nursing. As such, it doesn’t have the emphasis on in-depth research and academic work that a Ph.D. does.
As a practice doctorate, it prepares nurses for advanced nursing practice roles. It helps them … Read the rest