Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this presentation is to discuss the history of the development of doctoral education in nursing and describe the similarities and differences between the PhD in nursing and the DNP. Upon completion of this webinar, learners will be able to:
  • Describe the history of the development of the PhD and DNP degree.
  • Explain the differences between the PhD and DNP.
  • Discuss the EdD.
  • Analyze “fit” of degrees based on personal goals.
  • Compare true stories of advanced degree nursing journeys.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Relias LLC and Capella University. Relias LLC  is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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