School of Nursing Newsletter

The DNP Program Begins Its Second Year

The graduate faculty of the SON are excited to welcome 13 new DNP students and six returning students. The incoming students, who represent a variety of backgrounds, are all Advanced Practice RN’s and consist of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, family nurse practitioners, adult-gerontology nurse practitioners, one psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and one clinical nurse specialist. 

Meanwhile there are six returning students who are all FNPs. Graduate faculty presented a 2-1/2 day orientation session on topics including “Quality Improvement, Evidence Based Practice, or Research;” “Excel Basics;” “Work-Life Balance;” “Searching the Literature and the Randall Library;” “An Overview of Descriptive Statistics;” and “What is Practice Immersion?” Students also had the opportunity to meet faculty who are teaching fall courses. In addition, students and faculty were able to attend the Distinguished DNP Lecture and reception featuring Kathleen M. White, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, who discussed “Transforming Nursing Practice: Integrating Nurses Prepared at the Highest Level.”