Doctoral Degrees in Nursing
If you have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and want to take your nursing career even further, there are a variety of doctoral degrees in nursing to choose from. A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the highest level of clinical nursing education you can receive. It’s a degree that allows you to take on a leadership role that serves to improve patient outcomes.
If you like direct patient care, you can work as a nurse practitioner in a specific area of practice, from pediatrics to mental health to geriatrics. It’s also common for nurse practitioners with DNP degrees to perform research that often spawns new clinical knowledge that becomes part of evidence-based health care practice.
DNP careers beyond the bedside include academic positions that emphasize clinical practice and education and nurse leadership roles in major health care organizations. DNP-prepared nurses can also play an active role in shaping the future of health care policy in our country.
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