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Health Care Doctorate Degrees

A doctorate degree in health care will help you reach the highest levels of your industry.  An online degree at this level is likely to have a primary focus on research in your specialized area of study. A doctorate in health care will develop students’ skills in order to analyze research data to formulate new options in providing and administering health care. A doctoral program may also focus on management skills that will be expected of an individual at this level. Capella University offers the additional options of degrees in the areas of counseling studies, social and community services, and nursing education.

A doctoral degree in health care is best suited for those who enjoy academic research and theory. It may also be the right choice for individuals who wish to become educators for students seeking post-secondary degrees. Research the education requirements for specific health care field careers at our health care career center page.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for those in all aspects of health care is highly favorable, with an overall growth rate of twenty-two percent expected through 2018.  There is currently a shortage of those qualified to teach nursing, so a doctoral degree in nurse education should prove to be quite lucrative in terms of salary.



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  • Northcentral University

    Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

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    • PhD - Addictions
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  • Keiser University Graduate School

    For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

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    • Doctor of Health Science
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale: 1500 W. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale FL 33309
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  • Abilene Christian University

    Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.

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    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
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    Abilene: 600 Campus Ct,, Abilene TX 79601
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  • South University, Online Programs

    Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

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    Savannah: 709 Mall Boulevard, Savannah GA 31406
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  • Maryville University

    Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.

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    • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
    • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)-Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

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  • Bradley University

    Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning.

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    • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)
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    Peoria: 1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria IL 61625
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