NKU Taking Applications for new Nursing Program

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY (AP) - Northern Kentucky University is accepting applications for its new doctoral program in nursing.

The university said Monday that the program will prepare master's-level nurses to practice at the highest levels of expertise in a variety of clinical settings.

Graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program also will gain expertise in managing and evaluating health-care delivery systems and patient populations.

The 36-credit-hour program will be delivered over eight semesters in a fully online format. Up to 18 applicants will be selected for the first group, which will begin this fall.

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