Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: a | Slide: 20
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing roles, responsibilities, and work settings
Slide content:Advanced Degrees for Nurses Nurses can pursue advanced degrees for career growth: A masters degree lets an RN become an APN if he or she meets the other requirements Doctoral degrees PhD: Prepares nurses for research and teaching DNP: Degree names and programs vary, but they always emphasize advanced nursing practice and usually also leadership and management 20
Slide notes:Like specialty certificates, higher education can help nurses advance. As discussed, RNs can earn a masters degree in nursing to become an advanced practice nurse. They can also earn doctoral degrees in nursing, either a doctor of philosophy, or PhD, or a doctor of nursing practice, or DNP. The PhD program trains a nurse to do research and teaching, and the DNP program trains a nurse in leadership and other skills. Today, many nurses may seek advanced degrees in disciplines such as informatics or business, which support other roles that nurses hold in todays industry. 20