Our Executive Nurse Leader (ENL) graduates are positioned to lead change and advance health through collaboration, innovation and dissemination of new approaches to health care that improve individual and population health.
The ENL program is based on research delineating the key competencies of successful, transformational leaders. Integrative experiences provide opportunities to interact with nursing and health care leaders. These experiences are incorporated into the major courses and the practicum experience that aligns new knowledge with practical application.
Required: An active, valid & unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state(s) which the student participates in clinical learning experiences.
Required: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college of university.
Required: a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 & a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all upper division courses.
Required Application Documents
Required: a resume, all relevant transcripts, a personal statement (see personal statement guidelines) & one (1) professional reference from a clinical manager or other authority speaking on your commitment to discovery of new knowledge, your current knowledge in a clinical area & your dedication to the profession.
Work Experience Requirements
Required: A minimum of one (1) year of recent experience as a registered nurse (RN). Preferred: Recent management/leadership experience as a registered nurse (RN).
Executive Nurse Leader Program Curriculum & Tuition
Semester 1 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 53371 Public Health Principles in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 GNRS 5327 Leadership I - Transformational Leadership 3 Semester 2 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5373 Theoretical and Research Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 GNRS 5347 Leader as Communicator 3 Semester 3 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5349 Informatics and Quality Improvement 3 GNRS 5346 Public Policy 3 Semester 4 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5328 Health Care Economics 3 GNRS 5330 Leadership of Health Care Knowledge Workers 3 GNRS 5131 Practicum I 1 Semester 5 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5329 Financial Management 3 GNRS 5331 Quality, Safety, Law and Ethics in Health Care 3 GNRS 5132 Practicum II 1 Semester 6 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5388 Concepts of Research and EBM in Health Care 3 GNRS 5332 Transformational Leadership II 3 GNRS 5133 Practicum III 1
Total (Tuition & Course Fees) $16,714 Semester 1 Tuition and University Fees $2,206 Course Fees $676 Book Fees $537 Semester 2 Tuition and University Fees $2,008 Course Fees $603 Book Fees $139 Semester 3 Tuition and University Fees $2,008 Course Fees $330 Book Fees $236 Semester 4 Tuition and University Fees $2,362 Course Fees $419 Book Fees $312 Semester 5 Tuition and University Fees $2,310 Course Fees $613 Book Fees $12 Semester 6 Tuition and University Fees $2,407 Course Fees $772 Book Fees $750
ENL Program Highlights
Opportunities to immerse in the theoretical aspects of leadership practice & apply these theories in clinical settings.
Patient Care Outcomes
Critical thinking is developed to identify improvement opportunities & conduct change to improve care delivery & improve safety.
Real World Applications
Students increase skills in cost-effective problem solving, process improvement, risk assessment & the reduction of health care cost.
Our caring, experienced and innovative faculty are known for their commitment to student success.
Students come to campus for orientation and each semester for 2-3 days. We have our own technical team to assist students with online learning.
Small Class Size
Our classes are small to allow for individual focused attention from faculty and in-depth networking opportunities with peers.
The clinical experiences utilize the student’s acquired skills to improve the quality of health care in their geographic location.