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Doctor of Nursing Practice in Leadership

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree emphasizes the highest level of education in order to prepare experts in specialized advanced nursing roles.  The DNP offered by Edgewood College is in indirect care (Leadership).  Graduates of this program bring the best practices to managing health services, having competence in care systems management, and providing evidence-based care and translational research methods.  

A rounded curriculum will include preparation in:

  • epidemiology, biostatistics, healthcare finance, informatics, and quality management
  • a capstone (research) project 
  • a customized practicum experience (500-1000 hours based on previous practicum experience in a master’s program)

The 30 credit post-master’s DNP program builds on the existing Edgewood College MSN-Administration program. Transcripts of students whose master’s degrees are from nursing master’s programs other than Edgewood College are evaluated on a case-by-case basis to assure attainment of prerequisite knowledge and leadership experience.   

Degree completion is targeted for two years from the start of the program with students taking two courses/semester (including summers). Additional course work beyond the 30 credit requirement may be necessary to meet all of the essentials of doctoral education for advanced practice in leadership. 

Elective options in Edgewood’s Nursing Education and MBA programs are also available.

Inquiries regarding the DNP in Leadership program can be made to:

Jenna Alsteen   
GPS Program Representative  
School of Graduate and Professional Studies
(608) 663-4255

Monroe St
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Deming Way
1255 Deming Way
Madison, WI 53717
Phone: (800) 444-4861
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