Northcentral University

Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership


2488 Historic Decatur Rd. Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92106

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership

Format: Online

Program Description:

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership program helps nursing professionals prepare to take on leadership roles within an increasingly complex and evidenced-based environment. It was designed to closely align with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials and the competencies from the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). To enroll in this program, students must have, and maintain throughout the program, a current, active and unencumbered license as a registered nurse (RN).

Students will explore key topics such as organizational leadership, economics and finance, advocacy for healthcare policy improvement and how to use data and technological resources for decision-making. Utilizing an innovative Interprofessional Education (IPE) model, this practice-based program also teaches students how to work with multiple health disciplines through intellectual and applied collaboration. Additionally, students will complete an evidence-based research project designed to offer invaluable hands-on experience.


Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 985 Atlantic Avenue Ste 100, Alameda, CA 94501 510.748.9001, For NCU program disclosures visit

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: Financial aid may be available to those who qualify.

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: NCU prides itself on being learner-centered and caring about the success of our learners. We provide tuition payment options that we feel meet your needs and permits the University to prosper and grow.

Locale: Small Suburb

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