BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Executive Track

Chatham University

24 months
798 USD/credit
798 USD/credit
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Chatham University's exclusive BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Executive Track is designed for nurses holding BSN degrees who want to fast-track their careers and lead clinical change at the executive level. This competitive program focuses on leadership excellence; advocacy and policy; health promotion; and global health. 

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BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Executive Track from Chatham University allows the student to complete two graduate degrees in 56 credits. The MSN component prepares the student for nursing leadership roles and the DNP component has the student develop, complete and evaluate an executive level project to demonstrate the knowledge and skills of the terminal nursing degree. A total of 1000 practice experience hours will be obtained.

Funding Opportunities

Chatham offers a 20% tuition reduction through its partnership with selected employers, plus the AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship program supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, masters or doctoral degree in nursing with eight $2,500 scholarships awarded throughout the year. A free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form must be completed and on file to be considered for the scholarship. 

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Scientific Underpinnings for Practice
  • Introduction to Organizational Leadership in Nursing
  • Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan
  • Ethics and Public Policy in Healthcare Delivery
  • Communication and Collaboration for Health Care Leadership
  • Structure & App of Contemporary Nursing Knowledge
  • Developing Evidence-Based Practice
  • Quality Improvement in Health Care
  • Advancing Practice: Scholarship and Grant Writing
  • Capstone Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


53 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
58 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed free online application.
  • Copy of official transcripts of all completed college level coursework from all schools attended with proof of completion of an BSN degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Proof of active, unencumbered RN license in your state
  • Current résumé/curriculum vitae
  • Admissions essay (to be mailed or emailed as a Word document):
  • Describe a potential clinical problem that you could impact as a nurse executive using evidence-based intervention(s).
  • Interviews may be requested (to be held in person, over the phone, or via Skype)
  • Two professional letters of reference

Tuition Fee

  • International

    798 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    798 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Executive Track
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