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Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP (Nurse Executive Leadership Concentration)

Lead Healthcare Organizations in Changing the Delivery of Care
  • 36

    UNCW's Nurse Executive Leadership Concentration Is a 36-Credit-Hour Program

  • 5 - 14

    Full and Part-Time Degree Completion Options Are Available & Can Be Completed in 5 to 14 Semesters

Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP (Nurse Executive Leadership Concentration) Program Overview
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Learn To

Integrate science from nursing and other disciplines to identify, develop, and evaluate practice change initiatives that improve individual and population health

Demonstrate leadership within healthcare systems to adopt strategies to improve quality and safety

Incorporate knowledge of evidence-based practice into advanced decision-making through the evaluation and translation of evidence into practice

Analyze, apply and integrate appropriate information and technology that will improve and transform care at the individual and population level

Critically analyze health policy to develop and implement health care reform that advocates for social justice and equity

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Manage a care facility's nursing staff. They coordinate the schedules, implement policy, and draw up the budget. (Source)

Duties include gathering and analyzing data, designing workflows, measuring impact, educating and training end users, managing systems and managing discussions between end users and software developers. (Source)

Executive leaders are responsible for steering the organization and managing its operations. (Source)

Responsible for a variety of training and development duties in a healthcare facility. Much of their work focuses on ensuring that nurses have the skills and training to succeed in their individual units. (Source)

Design course curriculum and instruct students in their academic specialty at a higher education institution. (Source)

An experienced nurse who helps manage finances, enforce policies, and connect patients with the care they need.