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Mother, son among first to earn doctor of nursing practice degrees at Northwestern


Left: Angela Skousen, mother Right: Andrew Skousen, son both first to earn doctor of nursing practice degree at Northwestern

May 9, 2020, was supposed to be an exciting and history-making day for Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Faculty within the Wisdom Family Foundation Doctoral Program for Rural Nursing Practice (DNP) have spent the last three years preparing students to graduate in the university's first-ever class.

Among the seven students who finished the program are a mother and son pair.

Angela and Andrew Skousen wanted to further their careers, and Northwestern gave them the perfect opportunity.

Before completing his DNP, Andrew earned two associate degrees and his bachelor of science in non-nu...

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