The ELDNP curriculum is based on the AACN Essentials for the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and 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.
The ELDNP program has reinvigorated my passion for excellence in nursing practice and for life-long learning. I found the content to be relevant and presented in a manner that optimized my learning.
The faculty in the program guided and encouraged me to stretch throughout the program. I have been treated with respect and professionalism by each of my instructors and was eager to graduate so that they were no longer my “professor”, rather “colleagues and friends”. I know this is a direct reflection on the leadership and the talented faculty that USF have invited to be the foundation of the program. – Sandra Gregg, Executive Leadership Class of 2015