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Classes Toward Executive-Style Doctor of Nursing Practice Offered at UT

Published: May 11, 2009
Working Florida nurses can now start their coursework toward a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University before stepping foot on the Cleveland campus.

This spring, The University of Tampa and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve entered into a partnership agreement allowing nurses to complete up to four courses in the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree on the UT campus. UT will provide classroom space to Case Western Reserve faculty and students enrolled in the DNP program for the purpose of delivering four intensive courses, which take place over the course of two weeks or three-day weekends. The program is designed to be convenient for working professionals.

A cohort of 10 to 15 students is expected to start the program in fall 2009. UT has agreed to provide support staff, including a site coordinator, and other resources for Case Western Reserve faculty. Case Western Reserve will provide the faculty to teach the courses. Students will travel to Cleveland for the remaining courses, delivered in intensive sessions, and to defend their final project.

While Case Western Reserve will evaluate and admit applicants, UT admissions staff and nursing faculty will help recruit incoming and existing UT MSN students to the program, as well as MSN alumni and local advanced practice nurses.

For more information, contact Cathy Kessenich, director of the graduate nursing program at UT, at (813) 257-3160, or