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DNP: Visionary Leadership

Nurse professionals who already have an MSN and are interested in a degree program that can help them prepare for advanced research, leadership, or clinical positions might be interested in the online Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership program at Colorado Christian University. Read on for more details about this program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Colorado Christian University's online Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership program applicants should already have an MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. An active, unrestricted RN license, a professional recommendation, and an essay are necessary. Students must have completed no less than 500 clinical hours in their MSN program, otherwise, they will need to put in additional practice hours of no less than 1025 clinical practice hours in order to graduate. Applicants to Colorado Christian University doctoral programs must have a master's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Visionary Leadership program at Colorado Christian University was created for current nurse professionals, including nurse educators, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners, who want to advance their leadership skills, improve health outcomes, and and strengthen health delivery systems. This DNP program includes evidence-based practice and is designed to include 525 hours of clinical experience. While studying, enrollees could be able to learn how to prepare to create and implement system-wide initiatives that could improve the quality of health care delivery. Students might also have opportunities to study ways to educate policy makers and advocate for health care policies. The legal and business components of entrepreneurial nursing may also be explored. Students should plan to complete final projects and presentations as the program concludes.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership

Colorado Christian University's Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership program consists of 30 credits and 10 classes. Each of the courses is worth three credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Course Requirements (30 credits)

  • Theoretical Foundations of DNP Studies and Visionary Leadership
  • Translational Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Leadership in Organizations and Systems
  • Business and Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurial Nursing
  • Leadership in Populations and Global Health
  • Leadership in Healthcare Policy
  • Ethics and Advocacy for the Profession
  • DNP Project Development
  • DNP Project Implementation
  • DNP Project Evaluation and Dissemination

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Colorado Christian University's Doctor of Nursing Practice in Visionary Leadership program might be equipped with the requisite advanced clinical competencies to aim for leadership options in academia or the health care arena. They might be able to pursue entrepreneurial nursing opportunities or go into clinical practice. Some of the positions they may be able to apply for include:

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Director of nursing
  • Nursing consultant
  • APRN practice leader
  • Quality outcomes management consultant

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