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BSN to DNP Executive Leadership

A pathway that prepares students for management and administration roles in diverse health care settings.

BSN to DNP Executive Leadership

The Fran & Earl Ziegler College of Nursing is no longer accepting applications to the Master of Science in Nursing Administration Pathway program.  Students who are interested in higher education should click on the button below for the BSN to DNP Executive Leadership page.  

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About the Executive Leadership Program Pathway

This Executive Leadership pathway was created to prepare students for management and administration roles in diverse health care settings. Graduates are prepared to strategically manage human, material, information and fiscal resources to facilitate the delivery of safe, quality nursing and health care services. Role functions comprise management, administration, leadership, relationship building and advocating for the profession.

Residency requirements: Due to federal regulations from the Department of Education, the College of Nursing currently accepts applications for its online doctoral degree programs from residents of the states participating in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA). A list of participating states can be found at: http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions. Applicants are encouraged to check with their local State Boards of Nursing regarding any specific professional licensure requirements prior to applying or enrolling. 

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)


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Terminal Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be prepared to:

  • Integrate theories from nursing and support sciences to guide practice and role development
  • Use evidence-based and best practice literature to propose and initiate change.
  • Use political acumen to influence health care policy in the promotion of safe, ethical health care delivery.
  • Deliver a broad array of evidence-based, patient-centered nursing interventions to culturally diverse or at risk individuals and populations in a specialized area of practice.
  • Demonstrate expertise in a specialized area of clinical, teaching, and management/administrative practice and/or initial competence in a functional role (advanced practice registered nurse [APRN], educator and administrator).
  • Employ leadership and management skills in decision making to improve nursing care delivery and the care environment.
  • Collaborate with the interprofessional teams to improve nursing care and health care services.
  • Contribute to knowledge dissemination through scholarly activities and communication.
  • Use critical synthesis to effectively manage resources and systems.
  • Demonstrate competency in information analysis, management and technology consistent with role preparation.
  • Engage in lifelong learning and professional development.
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