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University of Rochester School of Nursing Sets Doctoral Open House

Health Care Professionals Can Learn about Doctoral Degree Programs

Monday, October 15, 2007

Nurses and other health care professionals can learn more about doctoral nursing degree opportunities at a Doctoral Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, Helen Wood Hall, 255 Crittenden Blvd.

The School of Nursing’s two doctoral programs offer paths to careers in nursing practice leadership or research. Visitors to the open house will meet faculty members, tour the School’s high-tech facilities, and learn about the new Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the PhD in Health Practice Research.

“A doctoral degree is the highest achievement in health care disciplines, whether your goal is to be a cutting-edge practice leader and change agent or to discover new knowledge to improve patient care,” said Elaine Andolina, director of admissions for the School of Nursing.

The new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) prepares advanced-practice nurses to learn the delivery and evaluation of evidence-based, patient-centered care. The PhD in Health Practice Research, which is open to master’s-prepared nurses as well as physical and occupational therapists and licensed clinical social workers, prepares researchers to design and conduct studies that focus on improving health care outcomes.

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call (585) 275-2375.

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Lori Barrette

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