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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Leadership Emphasis

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)-Leadership program prepares post-masters nurses for high level leadership positions in healthcare systems and organizations translating research in practice. Nurses applying for the program must possess a BSN with a master’s in nursing (MSN), or a master’s in business (MBA), or master’s in health aministration (MHA), or a master’s in public health (MPH). The DNP-Leadership Program 100% online for coursework and requires 31 credit hours to be completed in five, part-time academic semesters. Students must complete 1000 practicum hours and a DNP project during their program of study.

Grade Requirements: To earn the DNP degree, candidates must successfully complete all DNP program courses with a grade of “B-” or higher and maintain an overall program GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Program Code: Nursing Practice (2060DNP) with Concentration/Emphasis in Leadership (2061).

CIPC: 513818


Admission is competitive; therefore, the criteria listed on the application form should be considered as minimum standards.

Applicants must apply for admission to the DNP-Leadership program. Applications may be obtained online on the Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing website

Applications must be completed and on file by the admission cycle application deadline. An application fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted. Admission applications are reviewed by the Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing Program Admissions and Advancement Committee. Applicants are notified of committee decision by email and/or US Postal Service mail. Admission requirements are outlined on the applicant website available at


The DNP Program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
P. 404.975.5000
F. 404.975.5020

** The ACEN will conduct the initial accreditation visit Fall, 2020.

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