DNP- Doctor of Nursing Practice 

Doctor of Nursing Practice shortened as DNP is a terminal degree after completing the highest education level in the nursing field.   Most nursing schools require applicants to have a Master’s degree in nursing because the doctoral degree program builds on MSN curricula. It is only a few that accept students with a BSN degree. 

Most DNP programs emphasize the areas supporting nursing leadership, such as quality improvement, data-driven decision making, and quality improvement.   Nurse Doctorate (ND) and Doctor of Nursing Science whose common reference is a Ph.D. in nursing are the other terminal degrees in nursing. It is a preference for people who want their nursing career to be in research and education.   DNP delivers practice-based training on clinical applications at a higher level of . . .

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