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DrNP Program in London & Dublin

June 22, 2010

The Drexel DrNP Program announces the first doctoral nursing program (PhD or Practice Doctorate) in the United States to go abroad as a required part of the nursing curriculum. The Drexel doctoral nursing faculty implemented this program on the belief that every doctorally prepared clinical scholar should have more real exposure to global nursing practice issues.

Every DrNP student spends two weeks in the spring quarter of the second year in London at the Drexel London campus and takes two courses (or at some other future site). The first class (2005) and second class (2006) went to London and the third class (2007) went to Dublin, Ireland. Future classes will go to London, Dublin, or perhaps other destinations.

Go overseas with the first DrNP study abroad program in the country!

The program features local speakers, field trips linked to course content, and an exposure to global nursing practice issues.

The cost (airfare, accommodations, field trips, insurance, subway pass, and so forth) is built into the tuition as an DrNP International Study Fee and paid over eight quarters.

Highlights of the first trip April 13–28, 2007, with 11 students and three faculty includes such noted speakers as Donna Dickenson, PhD, the winner (and first woman recipient) of the International Spinoza Lens Award in Ethics (the Nobel Prize for Ethics); Verena Tschudin, RGN, the UK-based editor of Nursing Ethics; and Sue Howard, PND Education Advisor to the Royal College of Nursing, tours of Cambridge and the Nightingale Museum, and many other educational and social activities.