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Health Systems and Population Health Leadership

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College offers the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nursing Health Systems and Population Health Leadership concentration with an emphasis on operational excellence. This unique track, designed in partnership with Washington University, is offered to BSN- and MSN-prepared registered nurses interested in pursuing advanced leadership positions in a variety of health care settings.

The goal of the Health Systems and Population Health Leadership concentration is to prepare nursing leaders to inform health care delivery by equipping them with the capacity to identify and solve problems, improve access to care complexities, manage operational efficiencies and increase patient safety in the health care environment.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Program length: 3 years
  • Application deadline: Rolling
  • Term start: Spring/Fall

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

The Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Nursing Health Systems and Population Health Leadership concentration is on the leading edge of DNP programs for nursing professionals.

Get More Than a DNP Degree
Unlike other DNP leadership programs, our students will graduate with double the credentials. Through our new and innovative partnership, you’ll earn a DNP from Goldfarb School of Nursing and a graduate certificate from Washington University’s McKelvey School of Engineering Health Care Operational Excellence Program.

Go Beyond Core Curriculum with Management Skills
Over the course of 9 terms (36 months), you’ll experience the core curriculum from the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, courses from the master’s program in Health Systems and Population Health Leadership concentration and five interprofessional theory courses from Washington University’s program. Explore a sample course sequence.

Advance Nursing Practice with Evidence-Based Projects
Similar to our DNP -Post-MSN program, the Health Systems and Population Health Leadership concentration includes planning, implementation and evaluation of a scholarly evidence-based project. The project’s location is driven by student interests and location and meets the criteria of the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. You’ll also be prepared to take the American Organization for Nurse Executives (AONE) certification exam.

Opening the Door to New Career Prospects
Graduates will be prepared to assume roles ranging from entry-level management to executive positions within acute care, community and public health, ambulatory and other continuum-spanning organizations. Learn more about what a DNP degree can do for you.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nursing Health Systems and Population Health Leadership concentration is an exciting addition to our programs for other DNP specialties and academic offerings. If you’re looking for a high quality BSN-to-DNP or MSN-DNP program, explore admissions requirements and reach out to an admissions advisor using the Learn More form on this page.


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