Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Concentration in Executive Leadership
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a concentration in Executive Leadership program at the University of Michigan-Flint allows working professionals to prepare for leadership roles with convenient online learning and twice-per-semester residencies at the School of Management.
Lead Your Field
Executive nurse leaders are a crucial part of the rapidly changing healthcare field. National demand for DNP professionals with executive leadership skills increased 47% in the past four years. Set the new standard by joining this very unique program.
Nurses with an existing master’s degree who wish to obtain this type of DNP may be current nurse managers in various types of patient care units, chief operating officers of nursing or medical centers, or those in other management-level nursing positions.
Convenient Research Courses
The DNP’s online format allows practicing RNs to expand their expertise with doctoral-level and research courses in a manner conducive to the busy lives of healthcare professionals. Nurses with this knowledge and experience set the standards and vision for nursing practice in the delivery of care that meets the “Triple Aim:” improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); improving the health of populations; and reducing the per capita cost of health care.
All courses are offered online except for those in the School of Management that require residency experiences. These residencies will take place approximately two times during the semester, and students will be required to be present on campus for a Friday and Saturday.
Healthcare delivery has changed dramatically in the past 15 years, signaling the need for a new conceptualization of nursing education to better serve the patient care needs of the nation (American Association of Colleges of Nursing-AACN, 2015-d).
Students completing the DNP in Executive Leadership will also receive a post-graduate certificate in organizational leadership from the School of Management. This prepares graduates for the influential role they will play in guiding complex care that is based on research, evidence, and best practices. The program entry requirements ensure that the applicant will be eligible to take the Nurse Executive Advanced Certification (NEA-BC) exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) exam through the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).
Accessible Expert Faculty
Students have the opportunity to learn from professionals at the forefront of their fields, who combine clinical expertise with sustained academic excellence. Our expert faculty are driving new research on a wide variety of topics in healthcare and nurse education, and all instructors make themselves available online and in person.