The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions
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Nursing Exec DNP

ELDNP Curriculum

Executive Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice (ELDNP) Curriculum Pattern
Semester 1 Spring  
NURS 710 Scholarly Inquiry and Communication 4 units
NURS 712 Population Focused System Improvement and Design 4 units
NURS 790 Practicum I: Micro-System 1-5 units
  Semester Total 9-13 units
     
Semester 2
Summer
 
NURS 720 Quality and Safety Improvement with Information Technology 4 units
NURS 791 Practicum II Focus: MicroSystem 1-5 units
  Semester Total 5-9 units
     
Semester 3   
Fall
 
NURS 721
Legal and Risk Management in Administrative Practice 4 units
NURS 749 Qualifying Project 1 unit
NURS 792 Practicum III: Meso-System 1-5 units
  Semester Total 6-10 units
     
Semester 4 Spring  
NURS 764 Advanced Management of Financial Resources 4 units
NURS 742 Strategic Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship 4 units
NURS 793 Practicum IV: Macro-System 1-5 units
  Semester Total 9-13 units
     
Semester 5 Summer  
NURS 754 Policy and Ethical Implications for Healthcare Outcomes 3 units
NURS 794 Practicum V: Synthesis Integrated and Complex Organizations 1-5 units
  Semester Total 4-8 units
     
Semester 6 Fall  
NURS 789 DNP Project 1 unit
NURS 795 DNP Residency 3-5 units
 
Semester Total
4-6 units
  TOTAL UNITS

37-59 UNITS

*DNP chairperson visits student workplace in fall year 1 and year 2.

For course descriptions, see the online catalog.