USF student to present at national conference

A University of St. Francis (USF) Doctor of Nurse Practitioner program student research has been accepted for presentation at the Seventh National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference.

USF Student Gary Mann

USF Student Gary Mann

Mann’s translational research, “Educating Primary Care Providers on Evidence Based Injections Therapies for Myofascial Pain Disorder” has been accepted for poster presentation. His work is among 50 projects from hundreds of submissions for this peer reviewed event, according to Deena Nardi, director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in the Cecily and John Leach College of Nursing and Allied Health at the University of St. Francis.

USF’s Doctorate of Nursing Program (DNP) was only one of 120 such programs in the nation when it was begin in 2009. The DNP degree The DNP degree prepares graduates to provide the most advanced level of health care for populations based on evidence-based scientific, medical and nursing research and practice guidelines, noted Nardi.

DNPs provide and direct health care to populations, promote the public’s health, manage vulnerable populations who experience health disparities, manage and direct provider services, and influence health care policy. USF’s DNP program is delivered online and is accessible to graduate nursing students nationwide

Gary Mann of Nunda, N.Y. is a family nurse practitioner for the Pain Management Clinic of Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, N.Y.

The Seventh National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference is Oct. 8-10 in Nashville, Tenn.

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