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      Barry University's Doctoral Nursing Programs: DNP and PhD

      We offer three options for nurses seeking their doctoral degree. If you are looking to advance your nursing career to the highest level as a Nurse Practitioner, we offer a Post-Baccalaureate Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program, as well as a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program for registered nurses who already have their master’s degree.

      For nurses who are looking to make strides within research and academia through their expertise as a nursing professional, we offer an interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program where students take classes within Barry University’s School of Education and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

      Post-Baccalaureate Doctorate in Nursing Practice: DNP

      If you are an RN with a bachelor’s degree in another field or currently hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and would like to advance your nursing career as a nurse practitioner, the Post-Baccalaureate Doctorate in Nursing Practice program will allow you to earn both your Master of Science in Nursing as well as your Doctorate in Nursing Practice within four years.

      Starting in 2015*, individuals who want to become a Nurse Practitioner will need to acquire their Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). This is to ensure that nurses who are practicing at the highest level in their field also obtain the highest level of education and practice proficiency.

      Doctorate in Nursing Practice: DNP (Post - Master’s)

      Our Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is for nurses who have already obtained their Master of Science in Nursing. This program allows you to complete the DNP program within six semesters (two years) plus the completion of the Capstone project.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing: PhD

      Our Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program is for nursing professionals who are interested in becoming researchers or educators in the field of nursing. Students can pursue their PhD within one of our cohorts throughout Florida, which include Miami Shores, Palm Beach and Orlando.

      *Reference American Association of Colleges of Nursing:

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