Nursing - Executive Health Systems Leadership

Nursing: Executive Health Systems Leadership

Nursing - Executive Health Systems Leadership

Doctor of Nursing Practice

This program is pioneering healthcare leadership innovation and theory application to develop and implement strategies supporting quality outcomes and organizational goals in complex health systems.

Prepare to meet national health care needs as the demand for nurses with executive leadership skills continues to grow.

You will develop advanced competencies necessary to thrive in senior leadership roles, including: Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO), Clinical Nursing Director, Director of Nursing Professional Practice, Director of Quality, strategic program developers and other leadership initiatives.

At the University of Arizona, we are pioneering a focus on innovation in executive healthcare leadership. Emphasis is placed on health system assessment, creative planning, and leveraging health system resources to achieve optimal organizational outcomes.

To complete this program, online students must also fulfill the following in-person requirements alongside on-campus DNP students:

-1,000 practicum hours supervised by faculty or preceptors on site
-Resident Intensive Summer Experience (RISE) in Tucson, Arizona

Eligibility: This program is designed for working professionals holding a master’s degree in nursing, or a related field. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) recognized nursing leadership position.

Career Level:
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Start Options:
  • August
  • January