The new new doctor of nursing practice (DNP) curriculum in Health Systems Innovation and Leadership (HSIL) will help master’s-level nurse leaders, nurse educators, and advanced practice nurse practitioners reach the pinnacle of their careers.

As advanced nurses lead change, the demands clear and convincing communication, strong analytic capabilities, and flexible leadership skills at the system level are required skills for practice today. The Elms College HSIL DNP program provides doctoral-level content and experience focused on the knowledge and skills needed for nurses to assume a wide variety of roles as indirect and direct care providers. The program aims to produce innovators for change who are equipped to meet the challenges of a complex healthcare system.

The HSIL specialty track prepares master’s-level nurses to be full interdisciplinary partners across that complex system, and to create innovative healing environments while transforming healthcare systems locally, nationally, and internationally.

Upon graduation, students in the DNP in health systems innovation and leadership meet requirements to sit for a variety of national certifications offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Organization of Nurse Executives, including the Certification for Executive Nursing Practice Exam (CENP), or the Certification for Nurse Managers and Leaders (CNML) exam.