DNP - Leadership Focus
The Post Masters DNP Leadership program is designed for those on a leadership trajectory across all settings. The program builds on the students previous MSN program outcomes. This program is designed to incorporate the ongoing changes in the healthcare system.
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.
All of the in-person classes are held at the Newark campus only.
Credits to Completion
The Post-Masters DNP Leadership Program is 44 credits with 500 mentored hours in which the student develops, implements, evaluates and disseminates their project. Hours are obtained through service learnings within the theory courses and primarily through the development, implementation, and dissemination of the project. The theory courses are offered on-line with 1-2 days on site based on professor preference.
Post-Masters DNP – Leadership One Page Overview (pdf)
Plans of Study
Fall Start – 3 Year Plan of Study - Fall Start (pdf)
Fall Start – Part-Time Plan of Study - Fall Start (pdf)
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. *