A partnership between the Monroe Clinic-SSM Health and the UW–Madison School of Nursing provides DNP students opportunities to engage in rural practice, and many return to it.
DNP student Troy Lawrence has a favorite clinical setting. The kitchen table. Lawrence believes home health is a better alternative to clinic-based care for many older-adult patients. Plus, it captures the essence of nursing—of meeting patients where they are—in both the literal and figurative sense.
Kala Cornelius started the DNP program at the School of Nursing in the Fall of 2016. A member of the Oneida and Menominee tribes of Wisconsin, Cornelius plans to return to her community after graduation to lead health-related changes by focusing on disease prevention and holistic healing.