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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a Concentration in Nurse Executive

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a Concentration in Nurse Executive

South College’s DNP degree program with a Concentration in Nurse Executive is designed to help prepare transformational advanced practice nurse leaders and clinicians who can provide the highest quality health care for patients, families, communities, and populations.

Our program allows BSN-prepared nurses to pursue a DNP degree via a BSN-to-DNP pathway, while MSN-prepared nurses may be able to complete the program in less time and with fewer courses via our Post-Master’s-to-DNP pathway.



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Degree Features

Doctor of Nursing Degree Requirements

  1. Program Duration

    18 months for full-time BSN-to-DNP students
    15 months for full-time Post-Master’s-to-DNP students

  2. Financial Aid

    Available for qualified applicants

  3. Location


Financial Aid

Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships, is available to those who qualify. To learn more about the financing options available to help you pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a Concentration in Nurse Executive, contact us today.



Industry Outlook

Knowledgeable and skilled nursing leaders will be essential to the healthcare field as the global nursing community continues to grow. As leaders, nurse executives are relied on to guide nursing teams and organizations in adapting to changing healthcare processes and policies, improving patient outcomes, and providing an overall higher level of patient care.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a Concentration in Nurse Executive

Program Overview

In our online DNP program w/Concentration in Nurse Executive, you can develop your organizational leadership, critical thinking, and communication skills with courses that feature interactive activities like online patient case discussions and evidence-based reviews with peers and faculty. You’ll have the opportunity to learn via online lectures from qualified nursing faculty as well as through practicums at approved healthcare facilities. Upon successful completion of the DNP program at South College, graduates will be prepared to:

  • Synthesize scientific evidence and analytical methods to design, direct and evaluate research and strategies to promote and provide effective, patient-centered care at the highest level of nursing practice.
  • Incorporate leadership skills and interprofessional team-building strategies to improve quality metrics within healthcare systems, organizations and diverse practice settings.
  • Employ information systems and technology in the delivery of transformative healthcare.
  • Advocate for evidence-based healthcare policy to improve local, national, and/or global patient outcomes in diverse populations.
  • Utilize effective interprofessional communication and collaborative skills to facilitate and/or lead teams for the improvement in population health.
  • Apply advanced levels of clinical judgment and systems thinking in designing, delivering and evaluating evidence-based care for the clinical treatment, clinical prevention and improvement of population health through comprehensive practice at the highest level.

South College


South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (




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