As of the Fall 2023 admission cycle, the program will be transitioned to hybrid format and no longer be offered as 100% online. To learn more about the hybrid DNP program, click here.
Find opportunity as a leader across the health care industry.
Empower yourself to make the maximum amount of impact across population health outcomes with the Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Sacred Heart University. You’ll gain the skills to become a nursing leader in an area of your choice in a variety of roles.
Director of Nursing:
As a director of nursing, you would guide the operations of a health care organization and a team of nursing leaders with complex roles. Manage policies and budgets, oversee personnel and organizational structure, and ensure high standards of care.1
Executive VP in Health Care:
As an executive in the health care industry, you could be part of an executive team driving an organization’s strategy. Whether in the for-profit or nonprofit sector, you would provide valuable health care expertise to meet business- and mission-focused goals while steering operational excellence.2
Additional roles for graduates of the online DNP program:
- Nurse practitioner
- Health care lobbyist
- Clinical researcher
- Advanced practice registered nurse
Guidance Beyond Graduation
More than 98 percent of Sacred Heart alumni are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduation.
Our Center for Career & Professional Development provides support to help you find your next opportunity and continue to grow outside of class.
- “Nursing Director Salary in the United States,” Salary.com. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://www.salary.com.
- “Vice President Healthcare Salaries,” Glassdoor.com. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://www.glassdoor.com.