Leadership Program

Helpful Links


Graduate Programs Information Session
Newark, NJ - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Space is limited.   Reserve your seat today

The Leadership DNP Program prepares nurses who are on a leadership trajectory across all settings. Graduates of this program are expected to lead healthcare organizations in changing the delivery of care and the expected outcomes for our clients, community and global health. Graduates of this program will contribute to the discipline of nursing through innovation and evidence. The program is designed for either part-time or full-time study.

Rutgers School of Nursing prepares nurses to provide advanced level leadership to healthcare organizations by through evidence-based leadership, creating healthful work environment, and influencing the quality and safety outcomes for our clients, community, and global health. DNP prepared leaders will contribute to the discipline of nursing through innovation and translating evidence into leadership practice.

Campus Locations

While primarily online, the program does require practicum hours as detailed in the one page overview (see below).



Program Outcomes

Credits to Completion

The Post-Baccalaureate DNP Leadership Program is 62 credits with 1,000 practicum hours. The first 500 hours are connected with the theory courses and the second 500 hours is when the student develops, implements, evaluates, and disseminates their project.

Sample Curriculum

Plans of Study

Deadline to Apply

  • August 1 for Fall Admission
  • December 1 for Spring Admission

* Please note: ROLLING ADMISSIONS is available until the stated deadlines. Applicants must have a completed application (including supporting materials) to be reviewed. *

Apply NowApplication Info


© 2019 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. All rights reserved.
DonateJoin Our Mailing ListEmployment OpportunitiesWebsite Feedback