Doctor of Nursing Practice / Health Systems Leadership
Alvernia University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Systems Leadership is designed for master’s-prepared nurses with a degree in nursing education or administration. The program combines courses in theory with real-world practice experiences

This online nursing administration program offers primarily online coursework, in-person practicum experiences, and periodic intensive courses on-campus. Students can participate in experiences involving patient encounters, collaborative projects, policy development initiatives, or system-wide policy changes.

Nurses learn about topics such as:

  • Ethics, policy, and advocacy in the healthcare system
  • Using informatics for quality improvement
  • Local and global population-based health
  • Applied statistics for evidence-based practice

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Alvernia University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Periodically required intensive courses are delivered on-campus at the Reading, PA location for a specified number of weekend day(s).
  • Applicants must submit an official statement/letter of the number of Practicum/Clinical hours completed in the master’s program from the degree granting institution.

Restricted States

California