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Nursing Doctorate Degrees

A doctorate degree in nursing prepares nurses for a career in health administration, advanced clinical practice as well as clinical research and study.  The doctorate degree in nursing takes from four to six years and requires commitment on your part.  Training may include research methods, data and statistics analysis, history and philosophy of nursing as a science and leadership skills. There are various doctorate programs for nurses who wish to pursue further study.  A doctorate degree in nursing involves developing advanced practice nurse specialist skills preparing them to become leaders in making decisions in a variety of clinical, educational and organizational settings. 

A doctorate degree in nursing program requires graduate leadership positions in patient outcomes, research and clinical care delivery while graduates of a Doctor of Nursing Science program prepares nurses for scientific and investigative skills of a researcher.  It is mainly concerned with health care economics and analysis.  A dissertation is usually required for this degree level, as it would be in other majors. Another doctorate degree is on nursing philosophy.  The program prepares nurses to contribute to the growth of nursing science with theoretical foundation.  Graduate are expected to engage in professional and scholarly life. 

These doctorate programs normally take 3 to 5 years.  Whatever you choose, there is a doctorate degree in nursing program that caters to your needs and interests. You can even pursue your degree online by going to a school like the Kaplan University.



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  • Grand Canyon University

    CCNE-Accredited Master of Science in Nursing Programs
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    Programs

    • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
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    Location:
    Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85017
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  • Northcentral University

    • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
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    • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
    Location:
    San Diego: 2488 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego CA 92106
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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)
    • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
    • Online Master of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN-FNP)
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    Peoria: 1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria IL 61625
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  • Capella University

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession.
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    • MSN - RN-to-MSN Care Coordination (CCNE-accredited)
    • MSN - Nursing Informatics (CCNE-accredited)
    • MSN - RN-to-MSN Diabetes Nursing (CCNE-accredited)
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    Location: Online

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  • Liberty University

    100% Online & No Standardized Testing

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    • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
    • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
    Location:
    Lynchburg: 1971 University Blvd,, Lynchburg VA 24515
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  • Seton Hall University

    Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities.

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    • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Health Systems Administration with Case Management

    Location: Online

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  • EducationConnection

    "Enhance Your Career by Earning a Master Degree Online or Near You!" - GradSchools.com
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    Atlanta: , Atlanta GA
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