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UTHSC Announces Change in Degree Designation for
Doctor of Nursing Science Degree
Memphis, Tennessee (October 12, 2004) – The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing announces a change in degree designation for the Doctor of Nursing Science degree to become the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
Established as one of the nation’s first post-graduate
practice doctoral programs in 1998, the UTHSC program has had a practice focus
since its inception.
“Also, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), our major accrediting body, is in the process of establishing standards for accrediting practice doctorate programs. This move will help ensure that the competencies expected from DNP graduates are consistent across programs,” Dr. Hathaway stated.
Chancellor Bill Rice commented, “Since it began more than 100 years ago, our
The first DNP program at UTHSC will begin in July 2005. During the interim, the UTHSC College of Nursing will review the curricula for both the practice and research doctorate programs specifically regarding how they might better complement one another.
This study quantifies the economic impact of the UTHSC on the economy of the state of Tennessee for FY2010.
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