Doctor of Nursing Practice / Leadership
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Program Details

The Leadership track of Saint Francis’ online Doctor of Nursing Practice prepares nurses to expand their abilities and influence regarding nursing interventions, healthcare outcomes, and health practices and policy. Graduates of this doctoral-level program can achieve leadership roles in a variety of healthcare environments.

Coursework emphasizes safe practice using research, evidence, analysis, and critical thinking. This nurse administrator degree includes components of learning activities, discussions, presentations, a DNP project, and residency. Students examine leadership in organizations and systems in order to improve care delivery models.

Classes examine topics such as:

  • Interprofessional collaboration and advanced program planning
  • Impact of ethics and law on the role of the DNP
  • Managing human capital
  • Health care policy and financial management

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Must have a BSN and master's degree in health administration, leadership, or other approved area of study from regionally accredited institutions and ACEN, CNEA, or CCNE accredited nursing programs
  • Submit copy of unencumbered RN license
  • Show evidence of any practicum hours completed for master's degree
  • One year professional nursing experience preferred
  • Programs prepare students for professional licensure or certification in Illinois. Additional education requirements or special authorization may be required from the professional licensing or certification agencies for states outside of Illinois.