You will be assigned a faculty advisor in the DNP program that aligns with your practice interests. For those students seeking DNP/PhD Dual Degrees, your education goals will be best met when they are aligned with faculty research and practice interests. Please review the article " Finding a Match and A Mentor in Doctoral Study " by Terry Badger, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN if you are considering a dual degree. You are encouraged to contact potential faculty mentors to discuss your goals in relation to faculty expertise. A faculty directory of research interests can be located here .