Post-Master’s DNP Leadership Curriculum

Academics & Admissions

The Post-Masters DNP Leadership Program is 42 credits. Applications are accepted in both Fall and Spring semesters on a rolling basis. Although classes meet primarily online, Specialty courses are offered in a hybrid model. Two classes per course will be held in person at our Newark campus. Courses offered outside the specialty are offered in one of the following models: in-person, hybrid, and remote.

The Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Leadership program is designed for nurses on a leadership trajectory across all settings. The program builds on the student’s previous MSN program outcomes. This program is designed to incorporate the ongoing changes in the healthcare system. The Essentials of the Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) and the American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL) competencies are embedded in this program. Students completing this program are prepared to take the leadership certification exam offered through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or AONL. This program is a hybrid program (primarily online with one or two face-to-face classes per course). DNP Project experience hours are obtained through the development, implementation, and evaluation of the required DNP project.

Role and Qualifications: Students in this program come from varied roles ranging from staff nurse-to-nurse executive, and across varied settings to include practice, academia, and industry.

Scope of Practice: Graduates of this program are expected to lead healthcare organizations across the continuum 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.

2021 Fall Start


*Non-project hours will be obtained through service learning in your theory courses.