The state's flagship nursing school, the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing, proudly offers two terminal nursing degrees — the Doctor of Nursing Practice and the Doctor of Philosophy in nursing. Located on the state's only academic health science campus, the School of Nursing offers an abundance of research and clinical learning opportunities.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Becoming a Doctor of Nursing Practice is a big step. The University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing is here to take that step with you. Whether you are a nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, nursing administrator or staff development professional, the DNP program at UMMC is the right choice for you.
The DNP program's emphasis is on health-care delivery and the health-care delivery system as a whole, as well as the clinical populations served. The DNP program is also the perfect choice for nurses with a background in public or community health.
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.) - Unparalleled expertise in nursing science and research is what you will gain at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing. The Ph.D. in Nursing program at UMMC opens doors for nurses with all backgrounds. Graduates take leadership positions in academia, nursing administration, nursing practice, national health policy and research — to name a few.
Nurse researchers in the Ph.D. in Nursing program generate and translate knowledge toward improving the health of individuals, families, communities and populations. The doctoral program provides a strong foundation in theoretical and methodological content essential for the scholarly investigation of health-care problems encountered in the practice of nursing.
What is the difference between the DNP and Ph.D. programs (.pdf)?