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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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    • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    Location:
    Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85017
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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
    Location:
    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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    • Doctor of Nurse Practice
    Location:
    Savannah: 709 Mall Boulevard, Savannah GA 31406
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  • Northcentral University

    Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral 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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  • Wilkes University

    Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.

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    • DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice
    Location:
    Wilkes Barre: 84 W South St,, Wilkes Barre PA 18701
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  • Saybrook University

    Be a part of the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies at Saybrook University. Pursue an advanced degree in psychology, mind-body medicine, organizational systems, and human science.
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    • Ph.D. Mind-Body Medicine
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    Oakland: 475 14th St,, Oakland CA 94612
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  • Walden University

    Walden University
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    • Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Health Policy
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    Location: Online

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  • Colorado Technical University Online

    Specialized, industry-current degree programs in Health Administration Services, Healthcare Management and Nursing.
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    • Doctor of Management - Healthcare Management and Leadership (Executive Format)
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    Colorado Springs: 4435 North Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs CO 80907
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  • Liberty University

    100% Online & No Standardized Testing

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    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
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    Lynchburg: 1971 University Blvd,, Lynchburg VA 24515
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