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.
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
Visit the GW Nursing website for additional information.
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 6241||The Health Care Enterprise|
|NURS 8401||Organizational Concepts in Nursing|
|NURS 8402||Knowledge Management in Nursing|
|NURS 8403||Translating Research into Practice|
|NURS 8404||Health Services Research and Policy for Nurses|
|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 8498||Research Project Proposal|
|NURS 8499||Clinical Research Project (taken twice for a total of 6 credits)|