• Executive Nurse Leader Program Students | UTMB School of Nursing
  • Executive Nurse Leader Program Students | UTMB School of Nursing

Executive Nurse Leader Program

Inspired to lead, leading to inspire

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.

  • Licensure Requirements

    Required: An active, valid & unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state(s) which the student participates in clinical learning experiences.

  • Degree Requirements

    Required: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college of university.

  • GPA Requirements

    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).

 
 

    6

    Semesters

    15

    Courses

    $16,714

    ✳ Total Tuition


    • 1

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,419

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    • 2

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,750

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    • 3

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,574

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    • 4

       Semester

      3 Courses (7 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,093

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    • 5

       Semester

      3 Courses (7 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,935

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    • 6

       Semester

      3 Courses (7 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,929

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      ✳ – Total tuition & fees. Does not include book fees.

      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

      Leadership Immersion

      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.

      Faculty Expertise

      Our caring, experienced and innovative faculty are known for their commitment to student success.

      Online Flexibility

      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.

      Clinical Practicum

      The clinical experiences utilize the student’s acquired skills to improve the quality of health care in their geographic location.

      Contact Us

      Burgandy DeLeon | SON Student Affairs & Admissions Office | UTMB School of Nursing

      Burgandy DeLeon