Doctor of Nursing Practice / Systems Leadership & Innovation
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program Details

Aspiring nurse leaders can pursue an online Doctor of Nursing Practice focusing on Systems Leadership and Innovation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. UWM offers a cohort model, allowing students to progress as a group, strengthen relationships, and build on shared experiences.

This online nursing administration degree supports the development of advanced practice nursing leaders who understand the complexities of the healthcare system and opportunities for improvement and innovation. Understanding the system as a whole allows nurse professionals to address gaps, anticipate barriers, build alliances, and find pivot points for change. Graduates will be prepared to design and lead new models of care delivery in a variety of settings.

Topics of study include:

  • Business concepts in nursing
  • Evaluation of health informatics solutions
  • Healthcare and public policy
  • Leadership and organizational decision-making in healthcare

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Wisconsin-Madison is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Must provide a copy of your current nursing license
  • Program of study is for Post-MS students who have a master’s degree in a specialty track and are certified (or eligible for certification) as advanced practice nurses