Nursing leadership and innovations in health care

Doctor of nursing practice University of Missouri
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Overview

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Doctor of nursing practice with an emphasis in nursing leadership and innovations in health care

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Doctorate

Academic home

Sinclair School of Nursing

Delivery mode

Blended, some campus visits required

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Credit hours

40

Estimated cost

$22,192.00

*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.

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Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Chief nurse executive
  • Clinical leadership position
  • Academic leader or researcher
  • Health policy expert
  • Health care executive or entrepreneur
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
13.27%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$97,000
Median salary

Program structure

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

  • Leadership
  • Organizational behavior and management
  • Informatics
  • Change management
  • Health care policy
  • Legal considerations

Delivery

Blended, some campus visits required

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

Varies

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The DNP at the Sinclair School is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing