Meaning : Doctor of science in nursing
Category : Education
Sub Category : Qualification
What does DSN mean or stand for ?
DSN also acronymed as DNSc or DNS.The main difference between these doctoral degrees and a PHd in Nursing practice is that the DSN is more focused on the real world practical applications of nurses.It is a degree for someone who wants to go up the ladder in a corporate hierarchy or an organized healthcare system.
A PHd in nursing practice is a more academically oriented program that gives the doctoral holder a chance to teach in universities and colleges to graduates s well as post graduate nursing students.
Both are terminal doctoral degrees and confer a similar academic status on the one pursuing it.However DSN is easier to complete and can be done in two years,however a PHd can take minimum 4 years to complete as you need to research and submit a thesis/dissertation.