Doctor of Nursing Practice / Executive Leadership in Nursing
East Tennessee State University

Program Details

The Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Executive Leadership in Nursing concentration from East Tennessee State University is an online nursing administration degree for those seeking to advance their nursing careers to the highest degree possible.  As a terminal degree, the DNP is designed for advanced nursing students and integrates specialized knowledge, theories, and research from nursing science and related disciplines for application to nursing practice.   You will learn how to take on leadership roles as an advanced administrator who is able to make a difference at both the individual and health system levels.  

The Executive Leadership concentration further focuses on preparing students for multidimensional leadership within the complex healthcare system.  This online nursing administration degree focuses primarily on such topics as:

  • Fiscal management
  • Quality indicators
  • Risk management
  • Information technology
  • Health care policy

% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

East Tennessee State University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Criminal Background Check, Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Requires one intensive session on campus per semester
  • Must hold an unencumbered RN license and have two or more years full-time nursing work experience
  • GRE scores waived for applicants with a 3.2 GPA or higher