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The Executive Leadership Focus admits nurses who are striving to hold clinical leadership positions in tertiary care centers, but this program may also be appropriate for nurse entrepreneurs.

Program tracks range from 30-32 credit hours, post-master's, and include practicum hours centering on adding depth to the nurse's area of practice. The DNP empowers the advanced practice nurse to lead innovative application of evidence into practice to address systems-level issues, improve health outcomes, and/or strengthen healthcare systems.

The Kramer School of Nursing offers a wide range of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. At Kramer, we foster a learning environment where students are challenged to think critically and holistically, encouraging them to use their passion and knowledge to advance the profession of nursing. Our faculty is comprised of experienced nurses, many of whom are doctorally prepared, Certified Nurse Educators, dedicated staff and committed community leaders who work in tandem to ensure Kramer is a learning environment that allows students to advance their careers.

Interested in applying for this program? Register to create a student account and begin your application here.

  • Philosophy and Theory for Advanced Practice
  • Translational Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum I
  • Advanced Resource Management in Complex Systems
  • DNP Project I
  • DNP Project II
  • Advanced Health Care Policy
  • Population Health
  • Organizational and Leadership Theory
  • Health Care Information Management

Graduate nursing applicants: submit an application here.

You can find detailed information about the application process here.

Plan to have the following documents available to upload:

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Three References
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions attended

Transcripts: Official transcripts showing bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and any post-master’s coursework.

References: Three professional references, such as the employer, a coworker, or a nursing school faculty member who had the applicant as a student.

Essay: A personally written essay of 500-750 words demonstrating effective writing skills describing how the degree sought will help the applicant achieve life and career goals (requested as part of the application form).

CV/Resume: A Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a comprehensive listing of professional accomplishments.

English Proficiency: As defined in this document (click to download).

Interview: Applicants may be invited to an interview with the committee. Interviews of students living at a distance can be conducted by telephone or Teams. The interviews will validate and verify application materials and evaluate verbal communication skills.

GRE: The GRE is not required for admission to any Doctoral Nursing program.

In addition to these general doctoral requirements, each program has their own, additional requirements and processes. Visit each program’s page for more information.

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