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Program at a Glance

Program at a Glance

Online Doctorate
42 Credit Hours
$327.32 per credit hour
$1,151.72 per credit hour

Step into nursing leadership to improve healthcare delivery.

Nursing executives oversee a wide variety of administrative and care responsibilities, and healthcare facilities rely on their leadership every day. Earning your Doctorate in Nursing Practice will prepare you for the highest level of your field.

Through UCF Online’s DNP nurse executive program, you will engage in a flexible doctorate program that emphasizes evidence-based practices, encourages innovation and enhances your leadership skills. Coursework in topics such as nursing management, data management and program development may be complemented by a clinical residency program, professional practice immersion, or an independent project.

Through a unique mix of experiential learning and leadership projects, delivered in a team environment, your DNP in executive leadership allows you to interact with prominent experts in healthcare. You’ll graduate prepared to step into a nursing leadership role, capable of navigating complex clinical situations, developing evidence-based practice models, analyzing data to improve health, and much more. Applications are accepted twice a year. To step into the next level of your leadership, get started today.

Note — UCF is currently accepting applications for this program from individuals who reside in Florida, as well as other member states of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) nurse-licensure compact. Visit the NCSBN website to view the full list of states included.

Related Online Programs

Nursing Practice, DNP, Advanced Track
Nursing, PhD

Career Opportunities

  • Chief Clinical Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer/Executive
  • Health Department Administrator
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Nursing Services Executive
  • Vice President of Clinical Operations

Be ready to challenge your way of thinking. Be ready to challenge your norms. Be ready to learn and explore. It is a great adventure.