DNP Degree

MSN – DNP: Population Leadership

Next Start Date: September 5, 2022


Concentration Overview

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nursing Health Systems and Population Health Leadership concentration is offered to registered nurses with a master's degree in nursing (MSN). This program's 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.

Concentration Highlights

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

Technology-Based Curriculum

Students in the program will receive an education focused on the application of innovative and technology-based teaching and learning delivery strategies including

  • Experiential learning in the academic and practice environments
  • Development and application of scholarship to advance practice
  • Evaluation of student learning and curriculum
  • Understanding the complexities of academic leadership

Engaging Learning Environments

Students can inspire the next generation of nurses by engaging in the classroom, simulation, skills lab and practice learner-centered environments. Student engagement in the College and community is encouraged to expand the student’s global perspective and understanding of diverse populations of students, patients and the community.

Preparation for Certification

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.

Sample Course Sequence

Biostatistics for Advanced Practice 3
Trends, Issues and Roles in Education Leadership 3
Promoting Health Equities and Population Health in Advanced Practice 3
Nursing Influence in Shaping Health Policy 3
Epidemiology 3
Leadership in Transforming Health Systems 3
Healthcare Informatics and Economics 3
Advanced Pathophysiology 3
Advanced Physical Assessment 3
Practicum I: Curriculum Design, Development and Program Evaluation (100 hours) 3
Advanced Pharmacology 3
Practicum II: Teaching Strategies and Learning Assessment (100 hours) 3
Promoting Evidence Based Practice I (100 hours) 3
Research Designs and Measurement for Scientific Inquiry: Psychometrics & Biobehavioral Measurement 3
Practicum III: Instructional Technology in Nursing Education (100 hours) 3
Promoting Evidence Based Practice II (100 hours) 3
Practicum IV: Teaching in Clinical (100 hours) 3
Promoting Evidence Based Practice III (100 hours) 3
Advanced Educational Leadership Practicum (100 hours) 3
DNP Project (150 hours) 3

Admissions Requirements

The following items are required when applying to the Doctor of Nursing Practice: Population Leadership concentration:

  • Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a master’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited institution
  • A minimum of a 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 cumulative GPA in all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • A current unencumbered RN license in the U.S. or comparable license in the country where they are practicing or doing clinicals
  • Completion of a “C-” or better for an undergraduate statistics course and/or a “C“ or better for a graduate statistics course
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • Strong professional references from two (2) nurse educators who can address academic skills including oral and written communication or clinical competence
    • Applicants are required to have two references from doctorally-prepared academic nurse educators
  • Submission of your teaching philosophy including a vision for academic nursing education
  • Barnes-Jewish College requires that international applicants take the Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) or IELTS
    • The score requirement for the IBT is 85, with minimum scores of 21 for reading and 23 for writing
    • The score requirement for the computer-based test is 240, with a minimum score of 4.5 on the Test of Written English
    • The score requirement for the paper-based test is 575

Costs and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

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Tuition Costs

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