Systems Leadership : Online


Why study Systems Leadership : Online?

UC College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Systems Leadership prepares nurses to lead and transform practice using evidence and effective collaboration in a variety of roles across complex health care systems. The DNP elevates nurses to a similar education level as the peers with whom they work – physicians, pharmacists, physical therapists and others.

Our Systems Leadership DNP equips nurses with the tools needed to strategically understand health care from different scopes and lenses, creating a broad knowledge base that propels growth within organizations. Our graduates are prepared to:

  • Use analytical methods to critically appraise existing evidence to ensure the implementation and evaluation of evidence in practice and decision-making
  • Design, implement and evaluate outcomes of practice, practice patterns and systems of care within a practice setting, health care organization, system or community
  • Guide the development of a well-prepared clinical and leadership workforce
  • Lead the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, federal and/or international health policy
  • Utilize interprofessional collaboration to achieve organizational or system goals

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing school. A minimum of one year of nursing practice is recommended for admission to the program. Nurses who do not have a year of clinical experience can enter the program on a part-time basis and begin didactic courses while continuing to gain work experience.

For more details, visit Admissions.

Nurses are strategic leaders. They work interprofessionally with health professionals in other disciplines to ensure quality patient care and improve work environments. Most often, nursing system leaders work in a hospital setting, but some work in other health care agencies and organizations.

Application Deadlines

For more details, visit Admissions.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

UC College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Contact Information

Graduate Programs
3110 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0038
(513) 558-3600

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Program Code: 29DOC-NADM-DNP-.NADM-DL