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Designed  as the highest degree for those with a master degree in nursing, the Doctor of  Nursing Practice program provides options for nurse leaders to incorporate  systems organization, inquiry, and leadership for allowing graduates prepared  to strategically lead institutional process improvement and with meeting the  demands of a changing and dynamic health system.

The  Health Systems and Organizational Leadership program prepares nurses for roles  in a variety of organizational settings from acute care to long term care,  community care, and beyond. Skills gained will allow nurses to lead in formal  executive and front-line positions, quality improvement, project management, or  other positions where systems-level management and leadership is needed. Nurses  will learn about complex dynamic health care delivery systems, creating sustainable  organizations, how to leverage the legislative and regulatory environment, and  steward financial and human resources through effective care delivery models.  Complexity and quality science will be a central program focus. The program will  provide opportunities for inter-professional education, collaboration, and  practice. 

Students  study alongside faculty with expertise in complexity and quality  science, systems innovations, and outcome data analysis. Students will be  paired with faculty in leadership positions as they develop skills in  leadership, team building, and sustaining, analysis of system wide initiatives  and data based decision making The Health Systems & Organizational  Leadership program is available statewide in Oregon and beyond. OHSU uses  distance friendly, technology enhanced methods to bring the program to all  areas of the state. Courses are delivered using a combination of “intensives”  and technology specifically designed for distance education.


Prior Degree - must have, or will have, a B.S. with a major in nursing or B.S.N. degree from an accredited program Prior Degree - must have, or will have, a B.S. with a major in nursing or B.S.N. degree from an accredited program

RN Status
* Must be eligible for an Oregon registered nurse license prior to matriculation.Must be licensed in the state of Oregon prior to matriculation.

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

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