The DNP Leadership option (DNP-L) is designed as a post masters doctorate degree and consists of 39 credit hours. The DNP-L prepares Leaders to expand their knowledge and abilities to influence and positively impact nursing interventions, healthcare organizations, outcomes, health practices, and policy. The curriculum, through each of the courses and learning outcomes, has an emphasis on safe practice with the expectation that the student bases the online discussions on research, evidenced based practice, analysis, and critical thinking. The successful achievement of the learning activities, projects, discussions, presentations, capstone, and residency prepares the student to achieve the program outcomes for decision making and safe, competent practice as a leader in a variety of diverse and contemporary healthcare environments.

DNP Leadership Plan of Study

DNP Leadership Curriculum

Online Classes

Tuition/Fees and Financial Assistance


For detailed information, contact:

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
511 NE Greenleaf St, Peoria, IL 61603-3783

309-655-2230 or 309-655-4122

Dean of Graduate Program:

DNP Leadership Lead Faculty:


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