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The Role of the DNP Systems Leadership  Graduate

The DNP program in systems leadership is designed for MSN-prepared nurses with demonstrated leadership ability who desire to enhance their skills in outcomes management, incorporating data into decision making, and affecting health care policy. The DNP student may already be in a management position and desire to advance to a senior leadership role. Applicants are not required to be certified in a clinical specialty.

The DNP in systems leadership is for students who wish to:

  1. Gain expertise in outcomes improvement and leading change at a systems level.
  2. Expand their knowledge of systems level leadership and apply those principles to macro system/organizational change.
  3. Expand their leadership responsibilities as faculty leaders who want to design and implement new educational programs or support services.

Important Program Information

Meet Rush DNP Alumnus Jennifer Rousseau
 Program Highlights and Opportunities
  • Online, But Hands-On - This innovative program is designed for the working professional. It combines online, interactive coursework with three weekends of on-site instruction.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP): A Focus on Systems-Level Leadership - Rush University College of Nursing is one of the first colleges in the nation to award the practice doctorate, providing real-world experience in strategic planning, communication to affect change, the application of critical business concepts and systematic project planning and implementation.
  • IONL members receive a 10% tuition discount in the Systems Leadership program or Leadership to Enhance Population Health Outcomes program.

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