Yeo, Toles Help Build Japan’s First DNP Program

Professor SeonAe Yeo and Assistant Professor Mark Toles travelled to Tokyo, Japan last month to work with St. Luke’s International University to help further develop the nation’s first doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program.

Together, Drs. Yeo and Toles taught courses, held faculty development seminars, attended DNP faculty working group meetings and consulted with individual faculty members and students throughout the course of their two weeks there.

With the collaboration of Carolina Nursing, St. Luke’s plans to secure federal funding to brand itself the leader in implementation science in nursing in Japan through more explicit collaborative research projects, education programs and services globally.

In the future the two Universities seek to establish student exchange opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Mark Toles (2nd from left, front row) and SeonAe Yeo (2nd from right, front row) traveled to Tokyo, Japan to work with students and faculty in their DNP program — the first in the nation.