DNP in Nursing with Emphasis in Nurse Leadership and Innovations in Health Care

Students who pursue the Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care emphasis area will be prepared to take on roles as advanced nursing leaders, impact systems by providing quality outcomes, and the ability to lead change within the clinical, political, or academic environments.

The Nursing Leadership and Innovations in Health Care emphasis area will prepare the learner to discover innovative technologies and techniques to improve the delivery of care as well as use innovative concepts and pursue entrepreneurial endeavors to enhance health care.

Degree Requirements

Individuals with a master's degree in nursing or related field may apply to this program.  Students must complete a total of minimum of 38.5-47 credit hours to earn the degree.  Credit hours vary depending upon review of transcripts and previously completed clinical hours.

NURSE 7010Biostatistical Foundations for Health Researchers3
NURSE 7087Leadership and Technology Institute1
NURSE 8100Principles of Epidemiology3
NURSE 8820Health Care Financial Management4
NURSE 8830Informatics Applications and Innovations in Health Care Systems3
NURSE 8840Nursing Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship3
NURSE 8860Organizations and Human Resource Management in Nursing3
NURSE 8910Translational Evidence-Based Nursing Practice3
NURSE 8920Quality, Safety, and Performance Outcomes3
NURSE 8930Health Program Design and Management3
NURSE 9070DNP Clinical Residency (x 3)1-5
NURSE 9080DNP Residency Project (x 3)1-3
NURSE 9087Leadership and Transformational Role Institute2


Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the DNP in Nursing and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility, and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you have applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

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