Sep 15, 2021

Number of people receiving nursing doctoral degrees annually

The graph below illustrates the individuals receiving either a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in nursing or a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) from accredited nursing programs across the country. These data expand on Dashboard Indicator 2: Doctoral Degrees, used to measure the Campaign’s progress toward doubling the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.

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American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing (series)