(Photo by Philip Hall / University of Alaska Anchorage)
Four women—Jyll Green, Jill Rife, Leigh Keefer and Robin Bassett—became the first students accepted into UAA’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and, 15 months later, the first to accept their DNP diplomas at UAA’s fall commencement last month. The DNP is the highest degree offered in the nursing profession.
“Even in 2005 when I started getting my master’s, there was discussion in the literature about the DNP being required for entry into advanced practice,” said Robin Bassett, one of the inaugural four UAA DNP graduates.
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Source: Four DNP graduates reach nursing’s educational pinnacle, at UAA – Green & Gold News