Elms College recently announced a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in Health Systems Innovation and Leadership (HSIL) to help master’s level nursing leaders further their careers. Graduates of the program will be educated to the highest level of nursing and prepared to serve as nurse leaders and educators.
Teresa Kuta Reske, DNP, MPA, RN, director of the DNP program, says, “We are excited to offer this new track in response to nurse practitioners’ and nurse leaders’ requests to acquire a higher level of knowledge and skills in order to lead effective change of healthcare…The new track will increase the number of advanced practice nurses who are highly educated, prepared to work within collaborative interprofessional teams, and who can lead changes that improve the outcomes of patient and health systems.”
Elms’ DNP in HSIL program is intended to educate innovators who will be prepared to serve as leaders and educators in a complex healthcare system. Master’s level nurses will be trained as interdisciplinary partners to create innovative and healing environments in micro and macro healthcare systems.
The DNP curriculum implements using new original research to improve patient outcomes, enhance quality of care, and reduce costs. Students will be trained using a hybrid curriculum of both on-campus and web-based courses in systems leadership, evidence-based practice, population health, finance, quality improvement, and informatics. After completing the two-year program, graduates can remain in practice serving in leadership roles on cross-professional and interdisciplinary teams to improve the quality of healthcare nationwide.
To learn more about the Elms College DNP in HSIL program, visit here.