Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Education News

Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Education News

Article excerpt

What is new at your school of nursing?

Please contact

Leslie Block, Managing Editor

NURSING EDUCATION PERSPECTIVES

National League for Nursing

61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006

fax 212/812-0393

e-mail lblock@nln.org

Clinical Doctorate in Nursing

The New York State Regents approved and registered Columbia University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DrNP) degree, which was approved by the Columbia University Trustees in June 2004. The degree builds on advanced practice at the master's level and prepares graduates for fully accountable professional roles in several specialties. The program is comprised of 30 credits of science underpinning practice, a year of full-time residency, and the completion of a scholarly portfolio of complex case studies, scholarly papers, and published articles.

The Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia, has also announced a DrNP program. The Drexel doctorate, which is awaiting approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, will focus on nursing science. It is designed for all advanced nurses, including midwives, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners, and prepares nurses to become educators, scientists, or fill executive roles. …

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