Phillips earns doctoral degree

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Allison Gayle Phillips of Campbellsville earned a doctorate of nursing practice degree in May from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

She is practicing as a nurse practitioner providing annual health assessments for service members in the United States military.

Phillips is also a faculty member in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Frontier Nursing University in Hyden.

The doctorate of nursing practice is considered to be the highest level of preparation for nursing practice for any nurse who functions in advanced nursing practice roles, including the role of nursing practitioner. The degree offers additional preparation to enable nurses to improve and expand health care delivery.