Nursing - Executive Health Systems Leadership

Doctor of Nursing Practice

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of All Higher-Ed Institutions

- Center for World University Rankings, 2020

#31

in the Nation Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice

- U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 50
Cost Per Credit: $975
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College of Nursing

Program Details

Prepare to meet national health care needs as the demand for nurses with executive leadership skills continues to grow.

You will develop advanced competencies necessary to thrive in senior leadership roles, including: Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO), Clinical Nursing Director, Director of Nursing Professional Practice, Director of Quality, strategic program developers and other leadership initiatives.

At the University of Arizona, we are pioneering a focus on innovation in executive healthcare leadership. Emphasis is placed on health system assessment, creative planning, and leveraging health system resources to achieve optimal organizational outcomes.

To complete this program, online students must also fulfill the following in-person requirements alongside on-campus DNP students:

  • 1,000 practicum hours supervised by faculty or preceptors on site
  • Resident Intensive Summer Experience (RISE) in Tucson, Arizona

Eligibility: This program is designed for working professionals holding a master’s degree in nursing, or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) recognized nursing leadership position.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.