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DNP and PhD Programs: A Side-By-Side Comparison

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The following table provides a comprehensive overview of the key distinctions between DNP and PhD in nursing programs. Please note that the statistics are averages for graduate nursing programs across the U.S., and specific program requirements may vary. If you are contemplating a DNP or PhD, it’s essential to explore the specific requirements of each program of interest.