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Doctor of Nursing Practice – Professional Leadership Specialization

Advance Your Role with Professional Leadership

This doctoral program is offered online.

Give your career some next-level care with training that helps your serve patient needs even better—leadership education. Pursue your online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Professional Leadership from American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University. It’s designed to help you take on the leadership roles to make an impact on your organization’s long-term ability to provide excellent patient care.

Our DNP in Professional Leadership Specialization offers a core framework of leadership, business intelligence, finance, health policy, and health services research competencies. Then, rather than following a set curriculum path, this professional leadership in nursing program gives you the freedom to customize your education to your career goals. Plus, it’s programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), so you know the nursing leadership education you receive has met the highest standards of nursing training possible. This is the education—and the credential—necessary to pursue the healthcare management and entrepreneurial opportunities that interest you most.

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at a Glance

  • Designed to be completed in 28 months 
  • Programmatically accredited by ACEN
  • 100% online coursework 
  • Bi-monthly start dates
  • No residency
  • Practice-focused curriculum
  • Affordable tuition costs and payment options (majority of our nursing students graduate with little to no debt*)

As you earn this Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, you’ll build the foundation of insights and practical skills necessary to:

  • Appraise the needs of complex organizations as they go through strategic decision-making and change implementation.
  • Critique roles of leaders and collaborators in planning, providing, and evaluating healthcare.
  • Generate strategic plans for organizational change by utilizing theoretical knowledge, meaningful, data and evidence-based practice to while being culturally and ethnically sensitive
  • Utilize evidence-based data and analytic methods to develop, implement and evaluate best practices to advance healthcare.
  • Engage in complex, evidence-based advanced nursing practice and evaluate innovative approaches to care delivery for individuals, communities and populations.

Overall, you’ll cover a wide range of issues that impact nursing, clinical settings, and effective professional leadership in nursing operations.  As a graduate, you’ll well equipped to succeed in management positions throughout the healthcare industry.

Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.

Additional Doctoral Program Considerations:

If the master’s degree is in a discipline other than nursing, applicant may be considered for entrance into the DNP executive leadership or the DNP informatics leadership specialization using one of two options, both of which require completion of 400 hours of post-baccalaureate practice hours in addition to the 600 practice hours required to complete the DNP degree, see full policy on the Nursing Admissions Requirements.

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At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A Student Success Advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address any challenges throughout your DNP journey. We are here to help you achieve your DNP – Professional Leadership career goals.

Make the healthcare industry a better, healthier place and advance your nursing your leadership career. Learn more about our online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program.

*DEBT FREE: Based on 2021 data 73.7% of American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University students graduate debt free. This figure includes graduates paying out of pocket and those receiving tuition reimbursement, scholarships, grants, or other third-party benefits which covered their tuition and fees. The University also offers payment plans financed over four- or nine-month increments depending on program of study that could allow a participant to graduate debt free.