Difficult professional choices: deciding between the PhD and the DNP in nursing.

@article{Loomis2006DifficultPC,
  title={Difficult professional choices: deciding between the PhD and the DNP in nursing.},
  author={Jo A Loomis and Barbara Willard and Jayne Cohen},
  journal={Online journal of issues in nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={6}
}
Although the PhD has been the traditional doctoral degree in nursing, nurses now have a choice between that degree and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. An Internet-based exploratory survey of DNP students (n= 69) investigated the motivation of nurses to pursue doctoral education, factors that influenced the decision between the two degrees, rationale for choosing the DNP program, and career plans after graduation. A majority reported considering the PhD but decided the DNP would be… CONTINUE READING

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