How to Decide on a PhD or DNP: How do Goals, Process and Outcomes Compare?
In response to member requests, the Graduate Education committee of the APNA Education Council developed this webinar to help bring clarity to the question “What is the difference between a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing program and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program?” Covering definitions, comparisons of structure, considerations in selecting a program, the application process, tips on how to be a successful doctoral student, and more, this session is the answer to what every nurse wants to know about higher levels of nursing education.
Speakers: Genevieve E. Chandler, PhD, RN; Carole A. Shea, PhD, RN, FAAN
Disclosures: The speakers have no conflict of interests or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 30 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Compare PhD and DNP programs.
2. Review criteria for selecting a doctoral program.
3. Discuss strategies for successful completion of a doctoral program.
Continuing Nursing Education
0.5 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to earn a passing score on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Release Date: February 8, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire: February 28, 2015