Transformative Leadership: Systems

The Transformative Leadership: Systems Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is a transformational leadership program designed for the master’s-prepared nurse who wishes to gain expertise in improving outcomes and leading change at a systems level. The DNP curriculum builds on your previous master’s program by providing education in effective project planning, transformational leadership, policy advocacy, and systems level thinking among other key areas. 

The transition to the DNP transformational leadership program better prepares APRNs for their current roles given the calls for new models of care delivery and the growing complexity of health care. The American Association of College of Nursing (AACN) defines advanced nursing practice as any form of nursing intervention that influences healthcare outcomes for individuals or populations, including the provision of direct care or management of care for individual patients or populations, and the provision of indirect care such as nursing administration, executive leadership, health policy, informatics, and population health. Organizational and systems leadership knowledge and skills are critical for DNP graduates to:

  • Develop and evaluate new models of care delivery
  • Improve health outcomes in a variety of health care settings
  • Transform health policy
  • Create and sustain change at the organization and systems levels.

“The ability to develop and adapt care delivery and evaluate outcomes is essential for DNP graduates to mold practice and improve the health and well-being of populations” (AACN, 2015). 

Quick Facts: Transformative Leadership (Systems) DNP Program
Program Type:





2 Years

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Per credit hour

Career Options: Transformative Leadership in Nursing

This transformational leadership DNP program prepares you to lead a systems level change including the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of the change and its outcomes. Transformative Leadership: Systems DNP graduates are well prepared to enhance health outcomes within a system and assume leadership roles in all types of health care and educational organizations.

Tuition Pricing

As a top ranked college of nursing, Rush programs are competitively priced on a local and national level. 

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