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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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    Wilkes Barre: 84 W South St,, Wilkes Barre PA 18701
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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)
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    Peoria: 1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria IL 61625
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