At Loma Linda University School of Nursing we strive to offer programs that will continue raising the standard across healthcare institutions everywhere. We’ve spent the last few years preparing to offer students a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree specializing in Nurse Leadership.
The Nursing Leadership program prepares students for important roles ensuring quality performance in high-level patient care, as well as support nurses’ practice, student education, and a culture of research. The nurse leader sets the vision for nursing practice in the delivery of safe, timely, efficient, equitable and patient-centered care. Working within a collaborative and inter-professional environment, the nurse in executive practice is influential in improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of health care.
The curriculum draws from the practice of nursing, management and related fields, and includes administrative, research and clinical components. The program provides for learning in an environment that fosters autonomy, flexibility and creative scholarship.
An intensive practicum provides the opportunity to develop and test skills in real-life settings with an emphasis on critical thinking.
3 years and 9 months full-time, 5 years part-time