Health Systems Executive Leadership

Helene M. Burns, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
2018 Program Alumni - DNP Health Systems Executive Leadership,
Chief Nurse Executive
Jefferson Health New Jersey

About Health Systems Executive Leadership

The DNP Program concentrated on Health Systems Executive Leadership prepares nurses to function in executive leadership and management roles that focus on creating or redesigning systems to meet the demands of the emerging healthcare market.

Health Systems Executive Leadership Curriculum

The DNP HSEL curriculum focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to lead complex clinical environments effectively.

Customize Your Program

Take advantage of other academic programs at Pitt to tailor your learning to meet your future goal.  Students may pursue course work, a certification, or a joint degree through the Katz School of BusinessSchool of EducationSchool of LawGraduate School of Public Health, or Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Joint Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Public Policy & Management

Students in the DNP program may pursue their degree concurrently with a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). This joint degree combination may be completed full-time or part-time, either in a 100 percent on-campus or a 100 percent online format. The program is ideal for mid-career nurses, health care managers, and individuals working in charitable organizations that provide health care abroad. View details and a sample plan of study.

Accreditation Statement:

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( from 02/24/2014 through 12/31/2024