DNP vs. Ph.D.

Are you interested in continuing your nursing education at the doctoral level but are unsure about which pathyway to take? The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has created this chart to highlight the differences between the DNP and the Ph.D in nursing.

The short video below was created to give an overview of the role of the nurse scientist in advancing the nursing profession:

We encourage you to contact us with further questions about doctoral education at VCU:

Dr. Jo Lynne Robins, Ph.D. Program Director
Dr. Shelly Smith, DNP Program Director