Transition to the executive nurse leadership DNP
**Admission to the MBA/MHA-DNP Transition Track has been suspended as of December 2023.**
If you are a practicing nurse with an earned Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Health Administration (MHA), this track allows you to move more quickly into high-demand executive nurse leader roles.
BSN-prepared nurses with an earned MBA or MHA can transition to the Executive Nurse Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice program by completing 12 “transition credits” (four courses). This MSN-level coursework covers essential content and allows you to transition seamlessly into the DNP program. Please be aware that if you choose to apply to the IU MBA-DNP program, course NURS-L 580, requires 225 clinical hours that must be completed in the state of Indiana with an Indiana licensed RN preceptor and faculty per school policy (which would require you to have an IN RN license). These practicum hours are designed to build leadership competencies, learning alongside an expert preceptor.
The Executive Nurse Leadership DNP is designed to prepare nurses to lead teams, work at the highest level of advanced practice, manage a service line or clinical department, impact health policy, or take on a leadership role in a wide range of healthcare and education organizations.
There is a seven-semester full-time plan of study and 10-semester part-time plan of study available. MBA or MHA to DNP Transition track cohorts start each spring.