The DNP Health Systems Executive Leadership (HSEL) curriculum is designed to accommodate students who have completed their a master’s degree in nursing or their BSN with a master’s degree in a related focus. Course work can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.
University of Pittsburgh students who matriculate into the DNP HSEL area of concentration following completion of the CNL degree receive 16 didactic credits for courses common to both programs as well as 420 post BSN clinical hours for completion of the CNL program requirements. To meet the DNP requirement of 1000 clinical hours post BSN, in addition to the 540 hours that are part of the DNP curriculum CNL graduates will need to complete 40 additional hours while enrolled in the DNP program. They will also need to take the remaining 25 DNP curriculum credits plus the elective and/or independent credits to meet the required 81 post BSN credits.
The online option is only available to applicants with a master’s degree in a related focus. Click here to determine if the School of Nursing is authorized to enroll online MSN-DNP from your state.
* Courses numbered as “24, 34__” are delivered synchronously via distance technology. Such courses are open only to qualified on-site students as per Policy 438.
Fall Term (Year 1)
- NUR 2044 Nursing Graduate Orientation Module 0 cr.
- NURSP 2061/2461* Organizational and Management Theory 3 cr.
- NUR 2011/2411* Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice 3 cr.
Spring Term (Year 1)
- NURSP 2091/2491* Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders 3 cr.
- NUR 2000/2400* Research for Evidence-Based Practice 1 2 cr.
Summer Term (Year 1)
- NUR 2007/2407* Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2 2 cr.
- NURSP 2075/2475* Introduction to Health Informatics 3 cr.
Fall Term (Year 2)
- NUR 3013/3413* Ethics in Healthcare 1 cr.
- NUR 3012/3412* Public Policy in Heath Care 2 cr.
- NUR 3099/3499* The Science of Health Care Delivery 2 cr.
Spring Term (Year 2)
Summer Term (Year 2)
Fall Term (Year 3)
- NURSP 3096*** Data Analytics and Clinical Systems Design 3 cr.
- NURSP 3094 Evidence Based Management & Quality Improvement 3 cr.
Spring Term (Year 3)
- NUR 3037** Capstone Clinical 1 cr.
- NURSP 3097** DNP Residency 4 cr.
- NUR 3052/3452* Manuscript Development 1 cr.#*