Doctor of Nursing Practice / Executive Leadership
University of San Francisco

Program Details

The University of San Francisco offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. This program is designed for registered nurses who are looking to further their education and take on leadership roles in different settings: business, healthcare, informatics, etc.

The Executive Leadership concentration focuses on teaching supervisory oversight techniques and functions to be great administrators and leaders.


Students will be required to attend a one (1) day program orientation on campus. After the orientation, the expectation will be that students meet twice each semester for a synchronous class with a choice to attend either in person or by teleconference.

  • Completion of a master's degree (in any field) from an accredited institution
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Recommended grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • A professional résumé
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Documentation of RN license

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Geographic Restrictions

USF is accepting applications for enrollment into online degree programs from residents in the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.