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Nurse Practitioner Students Enhance Skills ‘Face-to-Face’

Nurse Practitioner students gained hands-on experience recently in their inaugural skills seminar at Wilmington University’s Dover location.

In all, 89 students in Practicum I through V learned how to suture, interpret pulmonary function tests, manage obstructive sleep apnea, refer patients to hospice, and effectively manage obesity in primary care. Students were taught by College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences faculty, as well as representatives from Cape Medical Group, Delaware Hospice, and Delaware Sleep Disorders Centers.

Dr. Lori Irelan

“Our team really wanted to put together a face-to-face skills event to enhance our program. We thought it was a great way to come back face-to-face after being virtual for so long due to the pandemic,” says Dr. Lori Irelan, NP program chair. “We are always thinking of innovative ways to enhance their experiences and to better prepare them to be providers for our community.”

Due to the program’s success, the skills seminar will become a regular event each fall and spring.

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