Our Executive Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice (ELDNP) program is the first of its kind in the nation. Launched in 2011, the program is the perfect fit for working professionals interested in broader, more strategic thinking.
New cohort starts late January 2014.
The ELDNP curriculum focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship, financial management, labor relations, risk management, evidence-based practice, information technology, and health care policy.
The Executive Leader DNP program is designed for nurse executives at the division level or above with supervisory oversight of a group of essential services or functions. It comprises 32 units over the course of approximately two years of study, with the addition of two-to-three teaching intensives per semester. Clinical practice, combined with both classroom and computer-assisted coursework, allows current nurse executives to maintain their professional life while obtaining the ELDNP. It is offered at the USF main campus only.
- Gain knowledge of clinical practice; patient care delivery models, work design, and case management; health care economics and policy; governance; evidence-based practice and outcomes; patient safety; and quality improvement and metrics
- Enhance communication skills by gaining an understanding of effective communication, relationship management, staff relationships, diversity of communication, shared decision-making, and community involvement
- Obtain business skills in health care financing, human resource management and development, strategic management, marketing, and information management and technology
- Enhance professionalism by gaining knowledge of personal and professional accountability, ethics, evidence-based clinical and management practice, advocacy for clinical enterprise and nursing practice, active membership in professional associations, and career planning
- Build leadership skills by developing foundational thinking skills, personal journey disciplines, appreciation and application of systems thinking, succession planning, and change management
For more information about the program, please contact Susana Torres in the School of Nursing and Health Professions (San Francisco main campus) at (415) 422-2806 or email@example.com.
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.