Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-MSN)Leadership Track

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Why Choose Our Program?

The Post-Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) was designed for RNs and APRNs who already possess a graduate nursing degree, to earn a terminal degree that will allow them to work at the highest level of the nursing profession. The Leadership Track focuses on executive-level skills and is suited for RNs and APRNs working within health care systems in areas such as education and administration.

  • Students can begin the Post-MSN DNP program in any s​emester and follow a set progression in which they take one to two courses per semester
  • Most students graduate within two to three years of starting this program 
  • Faculty mentors work with students individually throughout the Doctoral project phase of the program

If you do not yet have a master's degree, you may be interested in our BSN-DNP degree program, which also offers a Leadership Cognate.

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About the Program


All Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Leadership students are required to complete the following coursework:

Core Curriculum

  • NUR 610 -  Information Systems and Technology of Advanced Practice 
  • NUR 630 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics 
  • NUR 652 - Evidence-Based Practice I 
  • NUR 660 - Ethics in Clinical Practice 
  • NUR 670 - Leadership and Health Policy 
  • NUR 690 - Evidence-Based Practice II 
  • NUR 702 - DNP Practice Project
  • NUR 703 - DNP Residency Hours 

Leadership Track Courses

  • NUR 602 - Business of Healthcare
  • NUR 604 - Academic Leadership in Nursing Education
  • NUR 622 - Quality Management to Improve Health Outcomes
  • NUR 642 - Leadership and Innovation

How to Apply

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial transcripts from Colleges & Universities with All Nursing Coursework
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Intent
  • Copy of current RN or APRN license
  • A background check will be required for students participating in clinical practice
  • The following may be requested of students with a GPA of 3.3 or below:
    • GRE/GMAT scores
    • Letters of Recommendation

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Contact Information Keigwin School of Nursing

Phone: (904) 256-7000

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