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UR School of Nursing Advancing National Dialogue on DNP Impact

  By Patrick Broadwater
  Thursday, August 29, 2019

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The University of Rochester School of Nursing, an early proponent of the practice doctorate, continues to lead the national dialogue about how nurses can help transform health care.

The school will host its fourth annual Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Summit on Friday, Nov. 1, bringing together advanced practice nurses, nurse leaders, policymakers, and scholars for an all-day conversation about the impact of DNP-prepared nurses on clinical practice, care delivery, and health policy. The theme for the 2019 summit is “Progress, Promise, and Possibilities.”

Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM, assistant dean for clinical scholarship and Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education at Vanderbilt University, will be the summit’s keynote speaker. A well-known expert on assessing outcomes of advanced practice nurses, she will present her research showing the multitude of ways that DNP-prepared nurses are contributing to better access and higher quality of care across numerous health care settings. She will be joined by other dynamic speakers with a broad range of expertise in quality and safety, health policy, and executive leadership.

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