Executive Nurse Administrator
The Executive Nurse Administration program doctorally prepares Registered Nurses at the highest level of leadership and scientific inquiry. Graduates gain knowledge and skill to orchestrate and influence the work of others at various levels of the healthcare environment. The program focuses on professionalism, leadership, communication, advocacy, quality enhancement, and patient safety. Classes are online. In the last year of the program, the student will partake in a practice immersion experience to build and assimilate knowledge of the nurse administrator role at a high level of complexity.
BSN to DNP students and MSN to DNP students adding a certification in the specialty area of Executive Nurse Administration must have a minimum of one year of nursing experience prior to starting the clinical portion of their program. Management experience is not a requirement.
BSN-DNP students complete all MSN core, MSN specialty, DNP Core, DNP Project Planning & Development and Residency courses for a total of 61 credit hours. Both MSN and DNP degrees must be completed within seven years. The MSN portion must be completed within the first five years of the program.
MSN-DNP students adding a new specialty must complete the specialty courses to complete the Post-Graduate Certificate. The DNP core, DNP Project Planning & Development, and Residency courses are required for completion of the DNP degree. This program is a total of 61 credit hours. The Post-Graduate Certificate must be completed within two calendar years. The student has seven years to complete both the Post-Graduate Certificate and DNP degree for this program.
MSN-DNP for Advanced Practice Roles must only complete the DNP core, DNP Project Planning & Development, and Residency courses to complete the DNP degree. This is a total of 36 credit hours. The student has a total of five years to complete the degree requirements.
|Executive Nursing Administration Specialty Courses|
|NU 539 - Introduction to Nursing Informatics 3 credit hours|
|HSC 571 - Managing Health Care Personnel 3 credit hours|
|NU 561 - Nursing Administration Concepts & Theory 3 credit hours|
|NU 562 - Administrative Concepts & Resource Management Field Study - 60 Field Study Hours 3 credit hours|
|NU 565 - Nursing Administration Finance 3 credit hours|
|NU 566 - Nursing Administration Field Study - 240 Clinical Hours 4 credit hours|
|NU 567 - Nursing Administration Internship - 180 Clinical Hours 3 credit hours|
|NU 568 - Nursing Administration Seminar 3 credit hours|
|DNP Core Courses|
|NU 607 - Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice 3 credit hours|
|NU 608 - Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care 3 credit hours|
|NU 610 - Healthcare Policy and Finance 3 credit hours|
|NU 613 - Organizational & Systems Leadership 3 credit hours|
|NU 611 - Translating Evidence Into Practice Systems 3 credit hours|
|NU 612 - Clinical Prevention and Population Health 3 credit hours|
|NU 615 - Quality Improvement and Outcomes Assessment 3 credit hours|
|NU 616 - Data Management & Decision Making in Complex Health Care Systems 3 credit hours|
|Executive Nursing Administration DNP Project Planning & Development and Residency|
|NU 661 - Executive Nursing Administration PP&D 3 credit hours|
|NU 662 - Nursing Administration Residency I - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours|
|NU 663 - Nursing Administration Residency II - 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours|
|NU 664 - Nursing Administration Residency III – 180 specialty clinical hours 3 credit hours|