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School of Nursing  :  Academic Programs   :  Doctor of Nursing Practice  :  Post-Bachelor's DNP  :  Organizational Leadership

Post-Bachelor's Doctor of Nursing Practice

Organizational Leadership
Leadership Major

Nursing administration and organizational leadership in today's health care system is a complex and challenging undertaking. The Organizational Leadership specialty prepares clinicians with skills in organizational behavior, clinical operations and system design, quality measurement and risk management, fiscal operations and systemic change and project management.

Specialized skills in organizational politics and policy development, implementation and impact analysis will be acquired. Working as an organizational leader, graduates are prepared for entry to mid-level clinical leadership and management positions, with promotion to executive level positions in a variety of settings possible. This DNP specialization requires 74 credit hours. All required courses for the program are offered in an online format.

Summary of Course Requirements

Common Core

Course

Credit Hrs.

NRSG 748

Theories for Practice and Research: Individual, Family, Community

3

NRSG 754

Health Care Research

3

NRSG 755

Health Care Professionalism: Issues and Roles

3

Leadership Core

NRSG 808

Social Context for Health Care Policy

2

NRSG 820

Organizational Communication and Program Planning

2

NRSG 826

Global Perspectives and Diversity in Health Care

2

NRSG 880

Organizational Foundations for Leading Change

3

NRSG 885

Evaluation and Analysis for Health Care Effectiveness

2

Organizational Leadership Specialty Core

HP&M 822

Healthcare Economics

3

NRSG 881

Applied Budgeting and Finance

3

NRSG 882
or NRSG 883

NRSG 882: Quality Management; NRSG 883: Complexity Science Approaches to Improve Organizational Effectiveness

3

NRSG 886 Practicum in Organizational Leadership 3
NRSG 891 Human Resources and Workforce Development 3

DNP  Core

 

PRVM 800

Principles of Epidemiology

3

NRSG 804

Interpreting Research for Applied Science

3

NRSG 941

Preparing the Doctoral Leader

3

Capstone

 

NRSG 980

Capstone Project for DNP

6

DNP Specialty Area: Organizational Leadership

 

NRSG 857

Transforming Healthcare: Information Systems and Technology

3

NRSG 919

Theoretical Foundations for Leading and Communicating in Organizations

3

NRSG 920

Microsystems in Healthcare Operations

3

Student selects 15 credits of DNP specialty courses, in nursing or other related disciplines

15 total

Total Credits Required for DNP degree

74

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