Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Executive Nurse Leadership
[em]Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)[/em]Executive Nurse Leadership
Designed for Nurse Leaders
Distinguish yourself at nursing’s highest level with Baylor University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice - Executive Nurse Leadership (DNP-ENL) program. The 100 percent online program prepares you with executive knowledge and competencies in influential leadership, data-driven business strategy, and transformative care models.
Unlike similar programs, Baylor's DNP-ENL program is 100 percent online with no required campus visits.
Centered on the Adams Influence Model, a framework for nurse leaders.
No GRE/MAT is required for admission.
Doctoral project component can be completed in your local area.
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Honoring Our Healthcare Leaders
This Nurses Month, we recognize your adaptability, vision, and guidance as a leader in your field. You are an integral part of the future of nursing, and we offer our heartfelt thanks for all you do to inspire others. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it's how much the world depends on solid leaders in nursing.
Thank you, nurse leaders. We're proud of your commitment to the profession and for relentlessly striving to improve the trajectory of healthcare.
Program Features At-A-Glance
The online DNP-ENL program allows you to learn while you continue to lead in your current role.
Stand out at your organization as a proven nurse leader and practice scholar.
Develop advanced business acumen and leadership skills to transform hospitals and/or healthcare systems.
100 percent online program with no required campus visits.
Gain advanced knowledge while creating a network of colleagues and mentors.
There are a few requirements for admission to the DNP-ENL program:
Master of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited school of nursing, or any master’s in business/health-related degree such as MHA, MPH, MBA, etc.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing
GPA: 3.0 or above (BSN)
Current unencumbered RN license
Two years of supervisory/management experience at Director level or above, with strategic planning, budgetary, and financial responsibilities within the past five years
Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
NUR 6302 Resource Attainment and Allocation (foundational course)
Examine advanced business principles and skills that are critical to strategically obtaining and allocating financial and human resources. Learn how to operationalize resources for current and future care delivery models.
NUR 6307 Strategic Economic and Financial Concepts
Analyze current trends in healthcare economics and their impact on organizational financial practices. Obtain hands-on experience (i.e., practicum hour with business executives) to develop specific skills and knowledge to effectively respond to changing economic and financial expectations, and improve stakeholder perception of nursing’s value to the organization.
NUR 6306 Creating Excellence in Professional Practice Environments
Prepare to strategically envision and design structures and processes that will advance excellence in professional nursing practice. Learn how to develop and sustain a practice environment that promotes optimal outcomes for patients, nurses and organizations.
Baylor’s online DNP executive leadership curriculum is centered on the Adams Influence Model (AIM), a framework for nurse leaders. AIM connects the factors, attributes, and processes of influence — essential for attaining stakeholder buy-in and implementing organizational change. It can help you use your skills and knowledge to reach new heights in your professional life.
Advance in your field
Opportunities for nurse executives are increasing exponentially. Enroll in Baylor’s reputable online DNP executive leadership program to demonstrate your potential and address pressing needs.
Join a rapidly expanding field in one of the fastest-growing industries. Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026.
Increase your earning potential: The average salary for a nurse executive is $131,000 (Payscale.com).
Use new skills to tap the limitless potential of data analytics and improve outcomes.
Gain a thorough understanding of business and healthcare models to put patient care first.
Harness out-of-control costs to providers and patients.
Put your advanced understanding of leadership and business to use in various roles.
Vice President of Nursing
Chief Nursing Officer
Chief Nursing Executive
In an ever-changing landscape that relies heavily on our business and political economies, your background and expertise has never been more essential to our nation’s continued success. Learn more about the DNP-ENL program today.
We think you will find our school unlike any other in that we truly do consider ourselves as called to prepare nurses through the integration of faith and excellent academics.
Be Bold. Be Decisive. Be Exceptional. Become a Baylor Nurse.
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