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University of Rochester School of Nursing Sets Open House

Health Care Professionals Can Learn about Doctoral Degree Programs

Friday, October 10, 2008

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. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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 both doctoral programs.

Launched in 2007, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program prepares advanced-practice nurses to expand their clinical skills and deliver, evaluate, and create change in systems of evidence-based, patient-centered care. The program is designed to maximize convenience and help full-time practitioners complete the curriculum in a timely manner. Both bachelor’s-prepared and master’s-prepared nurses may apply for the D.N.P. program. The Ph.D. in Health Practice Research, founded in 1979, prepares researchers who design and conduct studies that focus on improving health outcomes. The Ph.D. program is open to master’s-prepared nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and social workers. An excellent package of financial support is available for the most highly qualified Ph.D. applicants. The School also offers combined master’s-Ph.D. (M.S.-Ph.D.) programs in several advanced-practice specialties for bachelor’s-prepared nurses.

“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. This event is free and open to the public. For reservations, please call (585) 275-2375.

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