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

Executive Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice for the Nurse Executive (ELDNP)

As the first of its kind in the nation, USF's Executive Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice (ELDNP) program set the standard – and raised it – preparing nurse executives to take on multidimensional responsibilities in health care.


Next cohort begins January 2015

Apply by September 15

The Executive Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum is practice-based, emphasizing entrepreneurship, financial management, labor relations, risk management, information technology and health care policy. Over the course of two years (32 units), students learn to apply research to clinical nursing practice and ethical decision-making at the highest administrative levels.

Accreditation

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and the post-graduate APRN certificates at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

ELDNP Track

The ELDNP curriculum is based on the AACN Essentials for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, in addition to the AONE Core Competencies for Nursing Executives. The curriculum also maintains the standards and expectations set by the Council on Graduate Education for Administrative Nursing (CGEAN), the American Nurses Association, and the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Health Leadership Competency Model.

More Information

For more information about the program, please contact Tamara White in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at (415) 422-3627 or twhite3@usfca.edu.