The Doctor of Nursing Practice program focuses on providing and implementing nursing care at the highest level of clinical practice. These programs include extensive clinical hours, as a DNP uses the most current research to improve patient outcomes in their practice. DNP-prepared nurses often work in nurse administration, management, or hold other leadership roles in a variety of medical settings.

A Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing focuses on conducting research to advance the practice of nursing. Ph.D. programs include very little clinical hours, as the majority of time and attention is devoted to research and writing/publishing. With this degree, a nurse can teach at a university, conduct research, evaluate programs, write books, lead healthcare organizations, and more.

Featured Nursing Programs

A select few dual degree programs exist for those nurses brave enough to complete a DNP and Ph.D., such as the one offered through Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. These programs are designed for nurses looking to combine research and clinical practice with leadership skills. Dual DNP/Ph.D. programs are very new in the world of nursing education, with some of the earliest programs launching in just 2016. For a full-time student, the average program length is 5 years, which means that little is known about program outcomes, as the earliest enrolled students have not graduated just yet. In general, job prospects are very good for RNs with doctorate degrees. With both degrees, a graduate can work in either role, giving them an unprecedented amount of versatility in their future careers.

List of Dual DNP/Ph.D. Nursing Programs

Jump to Your State Listings

Arizona

Dual DNP/PhD Programs
College of Nursing
1305 N. Martin Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721

Maryland

School of Nursing
525 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
(410) 955-4766

Michigan

Dual DNP/PhD Programs
303 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 762-3171

Ohio

Dual DNP/PhD Programs
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing for DNP & School of Graduate Studies for PhD
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 368-2000

Pennsylvania

School of Nursing
3500 Victoria Street, Victoria Buiding
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(412) 624-4586

Tennessee

Dual DNP/PhD Programs
College of Nursing
920 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
(901) 448-6128

Utah

Dual DNP/PhD Programs
College of Nursing
10 South 2000 East
Salt Lake CIty, UT 84112
(801) 587-3194

Are we missing your school's program or need to update information listed? Please contact us so we can make the necessary changes.

Other Dual Degree Nursing Programs

Share This:
LinkedIn
Reddit