On-Campus or Online Nursing Doctorate Programs
Nursing doctoral degrees are designed to prepare you for advanced nursing licensure or to qualify you for teaching nursing at the university level. Completing a nursing doctorate program typically takes four years of full-time postgraduate work, but can take longer for certain concentrations.
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Berrien Springs, MI
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San Angelo, TX
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Anna Maria CollegeOnline
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Arkansas Tech UniversityOnline
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Sioux Falls, SD
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Kansas City, MO
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Baldwin City, KS
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Miami Shores, FL
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Online Nursing Doctoral Degrees
Earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is becoming the standard level of education required to enter the top levels of the nursing profession. Earning this degree prepares you to become an advanced practice registered nurse, paving the way for jobs such as nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist, certified nurse midwife and clinical nurse specialist.
A DNP also prepares you for becoming an educator at the university level or entering into management.
Earn a DNP Online or On-Campus
Due to demand, nursing programs can be found at almost every college and university in the United States. You can also complete nursing doctorate programs online, but keep in mind that the nature of the profession demands that even if you take courses online, you must also complete the required hours of practical training in a hospital or other healthcare facility.
Whether choosing to earn a degree online or on-campus, entering the nursing profession is a wise investment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of nurses will grow 26% through 2020.
Employment and Salary Outlook for Registered Nurses
The BLS expects more than 700,000 new nurses by 2020, joining the more than 2 million people already earning a living as a nurse. Part of the reason are aging Baby Boomers who are expected to live longer than previous generations and therefore require more medical services.
Pay for nurses depends on where they work. According to the BLS, the median annual wage for a nurse working in a private hospital was $66,650 in 2010, while those working in a physician’s clinic earned $62,880.