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Category: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Thirteen years ago, Tess Ventura watched helplessly as her father died of a heart attack in her ER. When they brought him in to the hospital, Tess did all in her power to restart his heart, but with no success.

After this life changing experience, Tess needed to get away from it all, so she moved from the Philippines to the U.S. Here, she slowly but surely got back into the medical field. She started by passing her nursing boards. She was still tentative about going back into the medical field again, but her passion for healing the sick was too great. Soon, she was working as a cardiothoracic nurse and loving every minute. It was at this point that Tess decided to earn her master’s degree and nurse practitioner license.

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Are you an MSN-prepared nurse who is looking to advance their education and become a nurse executive? If so, then Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program could be for you. This DNP degree program is designed for practice-focused leaders who want to make a positive impact by applying current research to practice or system challenges. To accommodate a broad range of schedules, GCU offers its DNP program through online or evening classes. There are several factors to consider when deciding which of these options is right for you:

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Nurses make a positive difference in the lives of their patients every day. Pursuing a career in nursing can be very rewarding. Combined with the other benefits of the profession, such as salary and job stability, the nursing field has a lot to offer.

Many benefits come with advancing your nursing education. For example, nurses can earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in order to apply current research to practice or system challenges, achieving a positive impact in their profession. Interested in furthering your nursing education? Continue reading to learn about the benefits of earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice:

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