Doctor of Nursing Practice in Leadership (DNP)

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 project
  • a customized practicum experience (500-1000 hours based on previous practicum experience in a master’s program)

Edgewood College's DNP in Leadership is a 30 credit program.  BSN-prepared candidates with a master's degree in fields other than nursing may be considered for admission. Transcripts of students whose master’s degrees are from disciplines other than nursing are evaluated on a case-by-case basis to assure attainment of prerequisite knowledge and leadership experience. 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.

BSN-prepared candidates may be considered for the DNP program by first successfully completing the MSN degree in either track (administration or education).


Edgewood has done a great job of preparing us for this next chapter in our careers. I have really benefited from the face to face interactions I've had with my classmates. Learning from one another first hand has proven to be in-valuable. I have felt encouraged and supported by the Edgewood College faculty from day one. They are always available and eager to help each and every student along the way. I could not have chosen a better program, and am thrilled with what my education has done for me!
Jessica Dern, Director of Professional Services for UW Health at The American Center
Fact Sheet - Doctor of Nursing Practice in Leadership

Henry Predolin School of Nursing


The baccalaureate, master’s degree in nursing, and doctor of nursing practice programs at Edgewood College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

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