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Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Concentration in Nurse Executive

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What can I do with a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Concentration in Nurse Executive?



  • 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.


Since this program is delivered in an online format, students in the DNP program must be especially motivated, disciplined, structured, and committed to learning. It will be vital for you to set aside time for reading and coursework each day.

South College is committed to supporting our online students just as fully as we do students who take classes at one of our campuses. The 100% online asynchronous program format gives you the flexibility you need, while the distance learning platform we use facilitates and encourages communication and collaboration with other students as well as faculty members. Tools like online discussion forums allow you to ask questions, brainstorm solutions, and discuss alternatives with your instructors and classmates alike on your own schedule.


Accreditation or Approval

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate and associate levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South College. Various programs have earned programmatic accreditation or approval as well.


Consumer Information

Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.

*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.

Success at South College

Amanda and Breanna Brown, A South College Success Story

The thing we like most about attending South College is the amazing instructors we have had who encourage us in school, help whenever needed, and always go the extra mile for their students. If we decide to further our degree we are going to come back to South College.

- Amanda and Breanna Brown, Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
Elizabeth Ferichs

One of the major reasons I chose South College was for the smaller class sizes. It allows more one-on-one time between students and professors, which enhances the learning experience for me.

- Elizabeth Frerichs, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Adam Hatcher

I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.

- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration
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