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School of Nursing Expands Doctoral Program

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The University of Rochester School of Nursing has opened its Ph.D. program in Health Practice Research to physical therapists, occupational therapists, and clinical social workers. Since 1979, the School has accepted applications to the program only from nurses.

The program is designed for members of these health professions who hold masters degrees in their clinical fields. It provides training in clinical research on topics related to illness management, health promotion, and improvement of health care for individuals, families, and groups. Graduates are prepared to lead research projects and serve as academic faculty.

An open house for those interested in the program will be held Thursday Dec. 7 in the Evarts Lounge in Helen Wood Hall, 255 Crittenden Blvd. The two-hour open house begins at 5 p.m.

The program involves two academic years of formal courses, followed by independent research. Students augment the core research methods courses with cognate courses in their specialized areas of interest. Financial support for tuition is available. Applications are due by February 1 for fall admission.

For more information, please contact Margaret H. Kearney, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., director of Ph.D. programs, at 585-273-5764 or

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