Belton, Texas – On Tuesday, June 6, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Isabelle Rutherford Meyer Nursing Education Center, 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Belton. Advanced practice nurses, nurse administrators, and nurse educators are invited to attend the event to learn about the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at UMHB.
“We really want to spread the word about our DNP program and the success our students are having,” Dr. Sharon Souter, dean of the Scott & White College of Nursing at UMHB said. “Many nurses in Texas are looking for the opportunity to grow their skills and advance in their careers, and this program is great way to do that.”
The Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum helps nurses build on knowledge they gained in a master’s degree program by providing education in data analysis, quality improvement, and systems leadership, as well as other key areas such as ethics, health policy, and the economics of healthcare practice management. The program combines online coursework with on-campus class attendance one weekend per month, to fit the busy schedules of working professionals.
Forecasters expect nurses with the DNP degree to be in increasing demand in the coming years: the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the National Institutes of Health, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and the Department of Veterans Affairs have called for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree to become the industry standard for advanced practice nurses.
In addition to information about the doctoral program, the open house will feature guided tours of the Isabelle Rutherford Meyer Nursing Education Center, a 77,000 square-foot facility which boasts a simulation hospital wing and state of the art meetings spaces and classrooms. Door prizes will be awarded to visitors throughout the evening.
For additional information about the open house or the DNP program, contact Stacy Carpenter at UMHB’s Scott & White College of Nursing, 254-295-4662.