Doctor of Nursing Practice / Health Systems
University of Iowa

Program Details

A Doctor of Nursing Practice degree focusing on Health Systems prepares the next generation of nurse leaders to shape and improve healthcare and nursing practice. The program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to oversee innovation, quality improvement, evidence-based management, health policy, and systems management.

Students in this online degree program receive individualized career planning and mentorship to reach their professional goals. Online coursework and flexible plans of study from three to five years make this DNP degree built for working professionals, while small class sizes ensure individualized instruction. Graduates will be equipped to meet the challenges of complex healthcare systems and rapidly changing environments.

Courses explore a range of topics, including:

  • Quality and safety
  • Clinical data management and evaluation
  • Financial management
  • Health policy, law, and advocacy
  • Marketing and communication for healthcare leaders

% Online

100% Online

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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