Doctor of Nursing Practice-Executive Leadership

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 (Executive 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.

Call 608-663-4255 or email for more information on application deadlines.