Doctor of Nursing Practice in the Field of Executive Leadership
An alternative to research-focused doctoral programs, the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) advances professional nursing roles in clinical practice and nursing leadership and management. It is designed to develop leaders in health care at the local and national levels. Graduates can incorporate health policy, knowledge of information technology, evidence-based practice, business principles, collaboration, health systems, and health policy into practice. A clinical research project immerses students in a practice environment that lays the foundation for future scholarship and success in the nursing field. Students may enter either at the post-bachelor’s or post-master’s level.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 43 credits
All DNP students are expected to complete a minimum of 1,000 post-baccalaureate practice hours as part of their academic program. Most advanced practice RN students will already have completed 500 hours in their master of science in nursing (MSN) program and the remaining 500 hours are included in the curriculum requirements for the DNP.
|NURS 6181||Creativity and Innovation in Health Care|
|NURS 6202||Concepts in Population Health|
|NURS 8401||Organizational Concepts in Nursing|
|NURS 8402||Knowledge Management in Nursing|
|NURS 8403||Translating Research into Practice|
|NURS 8405||Health Care Quality Improvement|
|NURS 8410||Executive Presence I|
|NURS 8411||Executive Presence II|
|NURS 8412||Health Care Finance for the Nurse Leader|
|NURS 8416||Entrepreneurship for Nurse Leaders|
|NURS 8417||Health Policy and Analysis|
|NURS 8418||Health Care Economics, Finance, and Reimbursement|
|NURS 8490||DNP Project Planning|
|NURS 8491||DNP Project Implementation|
|NURS 8492||DNP Project Evaluation and Dissemination|