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A doctorate in nursing practice from MU can help you advance your career as a nurse leader. If you want to deliver innovative care, provide quality outcomes and lead change, this program could be for you.
Depending upon your current work environment or history, you may be qualified for certification from the American Organization of Nurse Executives in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) and/or Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) upon successful completion of the DNP program.
Official nameDoctor of nursing practice with an emphasis in nursing leadership and innovations in health care
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Academic homeSinclair School of Nursing
Delivery modeBlended, some campus visits required
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
- Chief nurse executive
- Clinical leadership position
- Academic leader or researcher
- Health policy expert
- Health care executive or entrepreneur
Delivery of this program is blended: You will complete most course work online, but an on-campus visit is required for five days during the summer before course work begins for orientation to the DNP program. An additional campus visit will be required at the end of the program.
Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your academic progress so far. Most students complete the program in three years.
Course work includes
- Organizational behavior and management
- Change management
- Health care policy
- Legal considerations