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Educational Leadership

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College offers the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Educational Leadership concentration for registered nurses with a bachelor in nursing (BSN) preparation.  The DNP Educational Leadership curriculum focuses on preparing graduates for a career in academic nursing education, emphasizing transformative academic leadership.  An overarching goal is to prepare ethical nurse educators who improve quality and safety in healthcare and patient outcomes by understanding and integrating current health policy.  Graduates will prepare to become innovative nursing faculty to understand the academic leadership complexities in higher education.

Program Highlights

•    Program length: BSN to DNP; fulltime for 36 months; 
•    Admissions deadline: One month before program start

The DNP Educational Leadership concentration accepts Fall and Spring admission and is 36 months long, including summer terms.  

What Makes Us Different

The concentration curriculum is focused on understanding and reviewing curriculum development, application of innovative and technology-based teaching and learning delivery strategies, experiential learning in the academic and practice environments, development and application of scholarship to advance practice, evaluation of student learning and curriculum, and the understanding the complexities of academic leadership. Students can inspire the next generation of nurses by engaging in the classroom, simulation, skills lab, and practice learner-centered environments.  Student engagement in college and community is encouraged to expand the student’s global perspective and understanding of diverse populations of students, patients, and the community.

Students will use Typhon to track the 1,000 experiential practice hours and progress required for DNP programs.  A DNP project and an ePortfolio are integrated throughout the curriculum to build and achieve the graduate’s program outcomes.

Upon completion of the required work experience, graduates may be qualified to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) and Certified Academic Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE®cl) exams to become certified in the field.


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