Doctorate of Nursing Practice / Health Systems Leadership
Ashland University

Program Details

The Doctorate of Nursing Practice with a Health Systems Leadership track is an online nursing administration degree program for those nurses seeking positions of leadership.  This flexible, 100% online degree allows nurses to prepare for futures in executive leadership and management roles while still meeting current personal and professional obligations.  Courses focus on creating leaders in healthcare settings who will focus on promoting systems that improve and guide care in the complex healthcare environment.  Graduates are ready to act as leaders and quality control agents in such healthcare settings as:

  • Primary and acute care
  • Research facilities
  • Professional, government and accrediting agencies
  • Non-profit healthcare

The curriculum in this online nursing administration degree teaches the nurses in the program to use analytical methods to implement best practices as they work to improve health care and health systems.  You will promote health, reduce risk, and improve health care outcomes while using information technologies to enhance safety and working to ensure culturally competent, equitable health services for all populations.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Ashland University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Program is intended for advanced practice nurses with active certificates of authority in a relative field
  • One year of clinical experience
  • Hold a current, valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in at least one U.S. state or territory