Most DNP students at the post-master's level are already practicing in roles as advanced practice nurses, administrators, or educators. Once you are admitted to the program, you will choose one of two elective sequences, education leadership or clinical practice leadership.
Educational Leadership Electives
The Educational Leadership electives prepare doctoral level nurses to influence practice through education in clinical and academic settings. These electives include concepts and research related to learning theory, curriculum development, instructional strategies, evaluation, and testing.
Clinical Leadership Electives
The Clinical Leadership electives include core content and models of leadership for nursing and healthcare. Students learn the skills of business planning for program development, implementation, and evaluation.