Thursday, March 3, 2011

University Receives Grant For Online Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Yesterday, Scott Manning of U.S News University Directory reported that Georgia Southern University recently announced they would be creating an online Doctorate of Nursing program after receiving a three-year grant worth $792,000 from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA). This degree program will offer flexibility to current nurses who have rigorous work schedules and want to obtain a DNP part-time. The awarding and utilization of this grant coincide with recommendations made by the IOM's Initiative on the Future of Nursing committee's report: "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health." It is very encouraging to see the Federal government and a private institution working together on an innovative approach to reduce the looming shortage of DNPs and nurse educators.

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