Post-Master’s DNP – Leadership

Academics & Admissions

The Post-Master’s DNP Leadership program prepares you to impact the discipline of nursing through innovation and evidence.

Program Overview

Fall deadline

Aug. 1 for fall admission

Spring deadline

Dec. 1 for spring admission

Credits and hours

42 credits


3-year and
4-year study plans

At Rutgers School of Nursing, we prepare you to lead health care organizations with advanced-level, evidence-based leadership. Through this program, you will create a healthful work environment and shape the quality and safety outcomes for clients, communities, and global health.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the leadership certification exam offered through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Organization of Nurse Executives.

Your next step to leadership is here. Apply today.

Edna Cadmus

Meet the Specialty Director

Dr. Edna Cadmus is a Clinical Professor & Specialty Director, Nursing Leadership Program. She is also the executive director of the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing (NJCCN) and serves as co-lead for the New Jersey Action Coalition (NJAC)