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Considering pursuing your DNP at Regis?
Read our student testimonials to gain additional insight into doctoral studies at Regis:
Ann Corcoran, DNP ’12
Mercy College, MSN, 2000
Mercy College, BS 1988
Cochran School of Nursing, Yonkers, NY, AAS 1983
Ann Corcoran lives with her husband and two children in Highland Mills, NY. She is currently an Instructor of Nursing @ Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY.
Why did you choose the Regis DNP program?
As full time faculty, we are required to pursue and obtain a doctoral degree. Several of my colleagues had received the DNP degree. They voiced their satisfaction with the courses and foundation that this degree option provided for the nurse educator. I started Regis College in January, 2010, after two of my fellow faculty had begun the program and encouraged me to apply.
What have you enjoyed about the program?
Despite a three and a half hour drive, I found the classes to be conducive to my schedule (monthly trips to the college) with accessible online learning through Moodle. I have enhanced my teaching practice techniques as an educator and improved my own critical thinking strategies. It is a challenging program, but provides and excellent learning experience. My fellow students provide encouragement and support during the various classes.
What advice would you give to prospective students?
The advice I would give to prospective students is to learn time management! Full-time employment, family life and responsibilities do not mix well with a DNP program without structured time management. I have learned to keep on top of readings and assignments; faculty have been helpful in providing feedback. I encourage prospective students to consider Regis College for the DNP degree!