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The George Washington University School of Nursing (GW Nursing) has announced a new health policy degree program. The policy-focused doctor of nursing practice program will be offered for the first time in fall 2019. 

GW’s new 42-credit program will teach nurses how to formulate health policy solutions and influence health care policy solutions and health care policy. The goal of the program is to increase access to better and more affordable health care. 

The program will be led by Program Director David Keepnews, an expert in health policy process and influencing policy to improve quality of care, increase access, and control costs. Located in downtown Washington, DC, students will have a unique opportunity to engage with policymakers at the national level. 

Students who graduate from the doctoral program will be qualified to work for public, private, and academic organizations that handle health policy. Admissions for the fall semester are open and rolling for nursing professionals with an interest in health policy. 

Former nursing school Dean Jean Johnson tells, “There are many very serious health care issues facing our country in terms of cost, access and quality, and nurses need to bring their knowledge of population needs and effective interventions into the policy discussion to improve our health system and provide safer, higher-quality care.” 

To learn more about GW Nursing’s new health policy doctoral degree program, visit here

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