Doctor of Nursing Practice: DNP for Nurse Executives

Designed exclusively for chief nursing officers, vice presidents of nursing, and other executive-level nurse leaders.


Lisa Colombo, DNP '09, MHA, RN, President of UMass Memorial – Clinton Hospital

Individualized mentoring, specialized curriculums

Throughout the DNP for Nurse Executives program a dedicated advisor will help you customize our curriculum to meet your career goals. The curriculum provides the opportunity to collaborate with other experienced, highly qualified nurse executives who are actively working in senior management roles. 

View DNP for Nurse Executives Curriculum Plan

Access to expertise

Small classes led by expert clinicians and researchers, will provide you with the latest information and best practices in areas such as:

• Health Care Informatics
• Population Health
• Improvement Science
• Evidence-Based Practice
• Nursing Leadership

Designed for working professionals

The 34-credit program is taught online, allowing you to study on your own time and balance a busy work/life schedule. The program's dedicated faculty support you every step of the way, ensuring a personalized and interactive approach to nursing. Optional, weekend-long intensives are offered once per semester on our Boston campus.

Program Goals

Upon completion of the DNP for Nurse Executives program you will be fully prepared to expand your focus of nursing leadership to encompass complex systems of care for an increasingly diverse patient population. You will also be ready to use scientific knowledge and leadership skills to contribute to improved health care outcomes through scholarship, policy, and practice.

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