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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

    Registered nurses, advance your career - earn your Master of Science in Nursing online with GCU.
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    • 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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    Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85017
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
    • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
    • Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
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    Savannah: 709 Mall Boulevard, Savannah GA 31406
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  • Jacksonville University

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    With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

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    • MSN Clinical Nurse Educator
    • RN to MSN in Clinical Nurse Educator
    • RN to MSN in Leadership in Healthcare Systems
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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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  • Saint Xavier University

    A Saint Xavier University education is one that is grounded in the tradition of liberal arts. SXU offers graduate and post-graduate programs that are recognized and respected by employers and delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields.

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    • Nurse Educator Certificate
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Leadership
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Executive Leadership
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  • Sacred Heart University - Online

    Sacred Heart University offer signature humanistic core principles and degree programs offering interactive learning, personal attention, small classes, and rigorous academics.

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    • MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader
    • RN-BSN-MSN - Clinical Nursing Leader
    • RN to BSN to Master of Science in Nursing
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