Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

2017 DNP Summit

The 2017 DNP Summit calls together local, regional and national advanced practice nurses, leaders, policy makers, and scholars interested in exploring and sharing competencies of the DNP prepared nurse that can influence health care practice, delivery, and patient outcomes. View Flyer


DNP Summit Conference Schedule
October 27, 2017
School of Nursing Auditorium

8 - 9:00 a.m. Sign in: Saunders Research Building
Breakfast /Exhibits
9 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks: Impact of the DNP in Transforming Health Care
Lydia Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS
9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Keynote Address: Achieving DNP Scholarship and Impact
Mary Terhaar,DNSc, RN, ANEF, FAAN
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Break/ Refreshments/ Exhibits
Saunders Research Building
11 - 12:15 p.m. Professional Practice Panel:Impact of DNP Practice

  • Christina DiNapoli, DNP, FNP-BC
  • Gregory Rys, DNP, FNP-BC
  • Marianne Chiafery, DNP, PNP-C, MS Clinical Bioethics
  • Cynthia Ricci McCloskey, DNS, APRN, WHNP, BC
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch/Exhibits
Lunch will be served in Evarts Lounge
Dessert will be served in Saunders Research Building
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. The DNP as a Pathway to Advancing Executive Nurse Leadership
Kate FitzPatrick, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, ACNP, FAAN
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Transforming Advanced Practice Education
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks/Reflections on DNP Impact and Education
Lydia Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS

Please complete the online evaluation and print CE certificate (5.5 CH)


Early Bird (Until Oct. 2) After Oct. 2
  • $65
  • $50 UR employees
  • $25 students
  • $85
  • $70 UR employees
  • $30 students


Hilton Garden Inn
30 Celebration Dr
Rochester, NY 14642

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A block of rooms will be held until October 9, 2017. Reservations: Call 1.585.424.4404 #2 or Schedule a Reservation


University of Rochester
School of Nursing
Helen Wood Hall
255 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642

5.5 Contact Hours will be available

The University of Rochester Center for Nursing Professional Development is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Luis McCabe
I chose the DNP program at the UR SON because of the reputation of the university and its faculty. The atmosphere is one of genuine collegiality, respect, trust and intellectual freedom. Starting a DNP education at the UR SON has opened doors for me that otherwise would not have been available.
Luis Rosario McCabe, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, CNL, student in the DNP Program
Senior Nurse Practitioner at the Women’s Center at Lattimore, Senior Associate at the UR SON,