Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare is Expanding Partnership with Hearst Foundation
The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare today announced an expansion of its partnership with the Hearst Foundations to provide scholarships to 20 nurses pursing their Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), an advanced-level practice degree that focuses on the clinical aspects of nursing, leadership and application of clinical research.
According to the Jonas Center, the impact of DNP nurses cannot be overstated. It estimates that each Hearst-Jonas DNP Scholar nurse will see an average of 20 patients per day, or roughly 5,000 patients per year. Over 20 years of practice – likely a low estimate – these nurses will complete nearly 100,000 patient visits in their careers. This number comprises 15,000 unique patients, estimates the Center....