Jacksonville University’s robust Graduate Nursing Program is adding a Leadership track focusing on Executive Nursing for students pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.
The Leadership track is geared toward Registered Nurses (RNs) working in health care systems and organizations, and will complement JU’s Advanced Practice track for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists. Both program tracks are offered as post-Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and are primarily taught online. Admission deadline for Fall enrollment is July 15.
Additionally, the School of Nursing offers three post-MSN certification opportunities. Students may seek certification for Family Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Nurse Practitioner and Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner as part of their DNP coursework.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a dynamic and energetic program that allows nurses to forge their own intellectual path and prepares them for leadership positions in multiple domains of health care based on their interests. Students gain knowledge of various disciplines — including nursing, medicine, economics, informatics, education and health policy — with the goal of impacting health outcomes and transforming health care delivery.
The DNP is the terminal degree that prepares nurses in the application of research to clinical nursing practice at the highest individual, population and systems levels.