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Doctor of Nursing Practice: Executive Leadership (DNP)

Degree Type:
Doctoral Degree
Mode of Study:

Build the expertise you need to climb the ranks of nursing leadership. In MU’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice program with a concentration in Executive Leadership, you’ll engage in scholarly projects and practicum experiences that align with your career goals. You’ll also complete six elective credits and can choose courses that count toward a Graduate Nursing Education Certificate. Graduate with the skills to shape policy, influence patient outcomes, and lead change.


The Doctor of Nursing program at MU is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Common Career Paths & Salaries

Salary varies widely by position, but according to BLS and Payscale.com, these are typical salaries for four career paths:

  • Nurse Executive: $137,000
  • Chief Nursing Officer: $135,355
  • Nurse Educator: $82,040
  • Director of Nursing: $93,944

Average Tuition Cost

Tuition cost for the MU Online DNP program is $545 per credit hour, for a total of $19,620 for the program prior to transfer credits and financial aid being applied.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Learn More on Our MU Online Microsite

Visit our Doctor of Nursing Practice page on our MU Online microsite for detailed information about the program, careers, tuition and aid, faculty information, and so much more!

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