Doctor of Nursing Practice in Leadership

The DNP in Leadership prepares nurses to be leaders in transforming practice environments, to lead change in complex systems, and to evaluate and implement strategies that optimize health outcomes.

Pamela Gehrke

Welcome! We are so pleased that you are considering our Doctor of Nursing Practice in Leadership Program. Our post-master’s doctoral program will prepare you to become a leader in the nursing profession and an expert in your field of nursing practice.

As a DNP student, you can anticipate the flexibility of online course work in a cohort model with other master’s prepared nurses from across the United States. Boise State University School of Nursing is CCNE accredited and an experienced provider of online education. Our leadership focused curriculum is applicable for those nurses who are practitioners, administrators, executives, educators, and public health and population nursing specialists.

Classes for our new cohort begin in August. We look forward to receiving your application and invite you to contact us with any questions!

Pamela Gehrke, EdD, RN
Associate Professor & DNP Program Director

A DNP for Nurse Leaders

The DNP in Leadership prepares nurses to be leaders in transforming practice environments, to lead change in complex systems, and to evaluate and implement strategies that optimize health outcomes.

Sara Ahten, facultySUPPORTIVE FACULTY

Boise State faculty are passionate about nursing practice and are experienced online educators with a wide range of policy, administrative, and academic expertise. You can anticipate support and encouragement as you work to achieve your academic and professional goals. View faculty bios.

Terry Bird. Alumna, Class of 2017

AFFORDABLE COSTS

At Boise State, you can expect a high quality academic program from an esteemed, research-oriented public university. Our total tuition is $30,000 and we assess no additional fees for out-of-state residents. Other costs include books and travel costs associated with attending on campus Executive Sessions. View DNP cost information.

Cherno Bah, Alumni Class of 2016COHORT MODEL

As a student in the DNP program, you will be part of a cohort of nurses from diverse educational and professional backgrounds. You will learn from and support each other  while developing life-long relationships. Prior cohorts have included nurses practitioners, nurse executives, engineers, mental health specialists, educators and simulation experts. View Student Testimonials.

Maria-Shimizu. Alumnae, Class of 2017LEADERSHIP-FOCUSED CURRICULUM

The DNP curriculum includes all the coursework  nurse leaders need: heath care policy and advocacy, finance, information systems, project management and organizational leadership.  View curriculum.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please view our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about the DNP program.

College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences strives to provide high quality, affordable, relevant education to its students and the campus community through health-related initiatives and resources. The college believes that students can learn more from each other through interprofessional education learning opportunities to advance life-long health in global communities. Below is the list of schools, resources, and initiatives housed in the College of Health Sciences.

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University Health Services

University Health Services

School of Allied Health Sciences

School of Allied Health Sciences

School of Nursing

School of Nursing

School of Social Work

School of Social Work

BroncoFit

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Office of Research

Office of Research

Student Services and Academic Advising

Student Services and Academic Advising

Interprofessional Education

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