BSN-DNP > Executive Leadership Track
The ability to serve as an executive leader within the hospital or academic setting requires a breadth of knowledge and skills that encompasses several disciplines. To prepare future nursing leaders for these high profile positions within hospitals or academic institutions, this track offers the nurse the opportunity to serve alongside leaders of healthcare or academic institutions in gaining the knowledge, skills, and wisdom needed to lead healthcare institutions in the future. The student will strengthen their understanding of the profession of nursing while gaining business principles to support the future leadership role.
Am I Eligible?
Program Admission Requirements
- Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from an accredited program or with a previously earned Bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing.
Applicant must complete or show evidence of completion of the following courses if their degree is in a field other than nursing:
- Anatomy and Physiology I and 2 - 8 hours
- Microbiology - 3 or 4 hours
- Pathophysiology - 3 hours
- Any undergraduate statistics course - 3 hours
- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Current unencumbered RN and APN licensure (if applicable) in state of residence
- Eligible for licensure as registered nurse and APN (if applicable) in Tennessee
- Interview with the Nursing Graduate Admissions Selection Committee
- International students must complete TOEFL with WES evaluations of transcripts
- Statement of past clinical and/or work experiences, scholarly activities, and community service that supports future goals in obtaining a practice doctorate
- One year of critical care experience (Nurse Anesthesia Applicants Only)
2013-2014 Tuition Rates
- $12,750 per year
- How To Apply For Financial Assistance
Program Offerings and Deadlines
Priority Application deadline of March 1 is noted for acceptance into this track that begins in the fall of each year.
BSN-DNP Curriculum Model
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|NUR 720||Faith and Science||3|
|NUR 515||Advanced Nursing Statistics for the Health Sciences||3|
|NUR 525||Intro to Administration Practice||3|
|NUR 593||Nursing Administration Practicum l (80 clinical hours)||1|
|NUR 533||Advanced Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice||3|
|NUR 715||Technological Transformations of Healthcare||3|
|NUR 528||Nursing Administration and the Law||3|
|NUR 693A||Nursing Administration Practicum ll (120 clinical hours)||2|
|NUR 559||Role Development and Collaborative Strategies in Advanced Nursing Practice||2|
|NUR 695B||Nursing Administration Practicum lll (80 clinical hours)||2|
|NUR 710||Methods for Evidence Based Practice||3|
|NUR 535||Nursing Quality Management||3|
|NUR 572||Nursing Administration Residency (120 clinical hours)||2|
|NUR 793||DNP Project Development||3|
|NUR 725||Healthcare Policy and Economics||3|
|NUR 615||Nursing Resource Management||3|
|NUR 735||Fellowship I (180 clinical hours)||2|
|NUR 705||Organizational Leadership and Management||3|
|NUR 745||Leadership and Teaching Practice Strategies||3|
|NUR 791||DNP Project Implementation||3|
|NUR 738||Fellowship II (240 clinical hours)||3|
|NUR 794||DNP Project Completion||3|
|NUR 739||Fellowship III (240 clinical hours)||3|
|NUR7XX||Transitions to DNP Practice||3|
|Total Credit Hours||68|
|Total Clinical Hours||1060|
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Graduate Admissions Checklist
- Application: All non-traditional nursing students must complete the Union University School of Nursing's applications only. You are not required to apply to the university separately. NursingCAS AND Supplemental Application Packet (.pdf)
- Personal Statement: Complete the personal statement found on NursingCAS. Your personal statement should include your reasons for seeking a clinical doctorate, your plans to use this degree to transform your practice and the profession of nursing, a problem statement reflective of an issue in your practice you have identified as an opportunity for a practice inquiry project and how you have prepared for success in this program.
- Application Fee: The application fee is $50 and is non-refundable. You have the option to pay online by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order with your paper application. The NursingCAS application fee is $65 and is non-refundable. You have the option to pay online via the NursingCAS website.
- Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be submitted directly through NursingCAS. Please do not send transcripts for non-traditional nursing programs to Undergraduate Admissions. Transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from previous academic institutions attended. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be sent to:
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
- Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of professional/academic reference specifying the applicant's capabilities for graduate study to include one letter of reference from the current supervisor. Letter of Recommendation forms are a part of the NuringCAS application.
- Provide proof of BSN degree completion, if applicable.
- Provide proof of current RN Licensure.
- Provide proof of Undergraduate Statistics.
- Submission of a Curriculum Vitae.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. All application documents must be received prior to the application deadlines. Incomplete applications will be considered ineligible for admission.
*Please allow 2-4 weeks after application packet has been submitted to be received in the Office of Admissions and up to 2 weeks to process application. Applicant will be notified by email when application has been processed.
*Upon acceptance into the program, the following items must be completed:
- Current CPR Health Care Provider Certification
- Immunization Records
- Clear urine drug screen
- Clear criminal background check