Transformative Leadership

The Transformative Leadership DNP track is designed for nurses in systems/indirect care delivery positions, which includes, executive leadership, nursing administration, health informatics, health policy, public health, and quality/safety, among others. Transformative leadership is an advanced nursing role that drives healthcare change through participatory collaboration, mobilization of collective action and systemic transformation. The transformative leader ignites the quest for robust evidence to produce optimized interventions and measurable individual and population healthcare outcomes. This advanced nursing role inspires synergy though clear and articulate communication to create visionary approaches to healthcare delivery that benefit all participants.

The DNP consists of a total of 30 credits, 23 from the DNP core and seven (7) from the Transformative Leadership track. One day of onsite residency is required for DNP project dissemination and competency demonstration.

You may also select the BSN to DNP entry option: CNL-DNP is 68 credits.

Plan
of Study

A sample plan of study and a one-year plan of study for MSN to DNP entry are viewable here. You may tailor each plan to meet your individual needs. Please note that plans of study are tentative. Course offerings and rotations are due to change based on enrollment and course resources.

Semester 1 (7 credits)

NURS 920 Analytical Methods in Evidence-based Practice (3 cr.)
NURS 930 Applied Epidemiology (3 cr.)
NURS 955 DNP Project I  (1 cr.)

Semester 2 (8 credits)

NURS 945 Leading Clinical Prevention and Population Health (3 cr.)
NURS 925 Continuous Performance and Quality Improvement (3 cr.)
NURS 956 DNP Project II (1 cr.)
NURS 970 Transformative Leadership Role Integration I (1 cr., 125 practice hours)

Summer Semester Year 1 (4 credits)

NURS 940 Leadership in Health Care Policy and Advocacy (2 cr.)
NURS 971 Transformative Leadership Role Integration II (2 cr., 125 practice hours)

Semester 3 (5 credits)

NURS 935 Informatics and Clinical Data Management (3 cr.)
NURS 972 Transformative Leadership Role Integration III (2 cr., 125 practice hours)

Semester 4 (6 credits)

NURS 950 Organizational and Systems Leadership (3 cr.)
NURS 957 DNP Project III  (1 cr.)
NURS 973 Transformative Leadership Role Integration IV (2 cr., 125 practice hours)

Summer Semester Year 2

NURS 975 Role Integration (if needed to total 1000 BSN-DNP practicum hours)

Semester 1 (11 credits)

NURS 920 Analytical Methods in Evidence-based Practice (3 cr.)
NURS 935 Informatics and Clinical Data Management (3 cr.)
NURS 930 Applied Epidemiology (3 cr.)
NURS 955 DNP Project I  (1 cr.)
NURS 970 Transformative Leadership Role Integration I (1 cr., 125 practice hours)

Semester 2 (12 credits)

NURS 945 Leading Clinical Prevention and Population Health (3 cr.)
NURS 925 Continuous Performance and Quality Improvement (3 cr.)
NURS 950 Organizational and Systems Leadership (3 cr.)
NURS 956 DNP Project II (1 cr.)
NURS 971 Transformative Leadership Role Integration II (2 cr., 125 practice hours)

Summer Semester (4 credits)

NURS 940 Leadership in Health Care Policy and Advocacy (2 cr.)
NURS 972 Transformative Leadership Role Integration III (2 cr., 125 practice hours)

Semester 3 (3 credits)

NURS 957 DNP Project III   (1 cr.)
NURS 973 Transformative Leadership Role Integration IV (2 cr., 125 practice hours)

Semester 4

NURS 975 Role Integration (if needed to total 1000 BSN-DNP practicum hours)