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The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree will provide additional education for nurses in upper-level administration and executive roles. The Nurse Executive role prepares top level nurse executives for leadership positions in a health system. The program outcomes are consistent with the American Organization of Nursing Leaders (AONL) guidelines for nurse executive practice. The course content focuses on executive leadership skills, working with vulnerable populations, fiscal and human resource management, quality magnet achievement, emerging technology, and organizational research in clinical issues. Students participate in executive internships throughout the program in their home area.
Graduates of the program have become chief nurse executives of large health systems, secured jobs in healthcare business intelligence, and have developed business models for innovative new programs within health care organizations
Program provides a minimum of 560 clinical hours within four practicum courses
MSN courses with a supervised clinical practicum component will be considered for transfer credit toward the total clinical hour requirement
This course will focus on the leadership that comprises two types: informal and formal leadership. Competencies will include communication, knowledge of health care environment, leadership, professionalism, and business skills.
The focus of the course is on the development of systems processes to ensure quality healthcare. The evidence-based model will be applied to organizational systems.
This course focuses on the competitive design and utilization of organizational and human resources. Emphasis wiil be placed on the strategic process to ensure that resources are applied in ways to ensure high-quality care and excellent patient outcomes. The course will cover the business models for effective financial and personnel management of healthcare organizations. Analysis of the costs of care and quality of care will be performed.
Students entering the Doctor of Nursing Practice program in Nurse Executive DNP should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Obtain and complete the ODU Graduate application online. Do not send application materials to the School of Nursing. All application materials must be completed by the posted deadline for consideration for each concentration area
Please request three references as indicated on the application form using the forms supplied. The references should be former supervisors and faculty
You will need to request that official copies of all your transcripts be sent to graduate admissions
Submission of a goal statement is required. Your goal statement should speak specifically to the concentration area to which you are applying
Submit a current resume that includes all work and education experience, as well as any scholarship or professional activity
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid
There is one scholarship available to Nurse Executive Post-Master’s D.N.P students. A competitive process is used to select the qualified award recipient after completion of two semesters in the program.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
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