The Executive Leadership DNP program is a dynamic and engaging academic program that prepares the nurse executive for the multiple dimensions of administrative responsibilities within varied healthcare environments. Effective executive practice requires substantial knowledge of business, finance, labor relations, strategic leadership, organizational development, and healthcare policy, and the ELDNP is an advanced-level practice degree that emphasizes application of research to clinical nursing practice at the highest administrative levels.
Schedule and Format
Structured in an innovative hybrid format, students come to campus for a total of 12 teaching intensives during the 6 semesters, and engage with the content and their fellow students through meaningful computer-assisted activities in between the teaching intensives.
Sample Intensive Meeting Format:
Day 1: Arrive Thursday morning
Lunch and first class meeting at noon at hotel
Early evening reception at hotel
Day 2: Breakfast and class meeting at hotel
Afternoon class meeting at hotel
Day 3: Breakfast at hotel
Morning class meeting at USF campus
Free afternoon for activities/return home
Curriculum Pattern and Course Descriptions
$80,340 inclusive of tuition and fees; books and learning materials; hotel accommodations, most meals, and transportation between hotel and University during teaching intensives.
Admission Requirements & Qualifications
This program is designed specifically for current nurse executives at the division level or above with supervisory oversight of a group of essential services or functions. Interested registered nurses with a master’s degree are invited to apply.
The following documents are required for application:
Use the online application
form to upload copies of transcripts and all documents required below, and to
provide names and email addresses of recommenders. Mailed materials will not be
accepted, everything should be submitted online.
- Copies of transcripts from colleges/universities attended for all graduate-level degrees (MSN, MBA, JD).
- 3 letters of recommendation (online submission)
- Statement of professional goals
- Documentation of valid RN license
- Documentation of national certification
The DNP program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Care Delivery Models, Work Design, CaseManagement
Economics and Policy
based Practice and Outcomes
Improvement and Metrics
to Influence Behaviors
to Work with Diversity
Resource Management and Development
Management and Technology
and Professional Accountability
Clinical and Management Practice
for the Clinical Enterprise and for Nursing Practice
Membership in Professional Associations
and Application of Systems Thinking