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Doctor of Nursing Practice
in Executive Leadership
Dr. Emily Button

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
in Executive Leadership

The mission of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program is to provide quality graduate nursing education that prepares students as change agents and as life-long learners within the profession of nursing.

With the intentional and cooperative efforts of the entire college community, and through excellence in teaching, scholarship, practice, and service, the Lindsey Wilson College Doctor of Nursing program aspires to:

  • Be the regional leader in providing an exceptional nursing education;
  • Create the best possible environment for the individual growth of students;
  • Graduate students who are prepared for life and professional nursing practice in a complex, rapidly changing world and health care environment; and
  • Advance health at the local, regional, and global arenas through scientific evidence and sound professional practice.



2022-23 Academic Year

  • Online Programs : $725
  • Application Fee : $35
  • Technology Fee : $165

What can you do with a doctor of nursing practice degree?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership program is designed for nurses seeking advanced roles in nursing practice. LWC's DNP is an advanced terminal degree that builds on the bachelor of science in nursing. The DNP degree focuses on executive leadership -- preparing nurses for the highest level of nursing leadership practice.

This degree is designed to enhance nurse executive skills by strengthening practice and health care delivery and will further establish the nurse leader in improving nursing practice and patient outcomes. The typical candidates will become change agents in evidence-based practice, health policy, public health, and healthcare executive leadership advocating for the highest quality health care.

Course Delivery

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is designed specifically for the working nurse. The curriculum is delivered in an online, asynchronous format. Lindsey Online offers many academic support programs and services to students to meet course objectives and achieve academic success. Learn more.

The curriculum includes courses in research and evidence-based practice, organizational leadership, quality improvement, cultural diversity, clinical informatics, epidemiology, health care economics and financing, and global health policy.

Students outside of Kentucky

Students in an online program who are not residents of Kentucky will need to check with their state's board of nursing to verify that the board of nursing accepts out of state post-licensure programs not approved in their state.

About Lindsey Wilson College

Lindsey Wilson College was founded in 1903 as Lindsey Wilson Training School by the Louisville Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. While historically the College's focus has been to serve the citizens of South Central Kentucky, Lindsey Wilson serves a diverse group of students. The 2020-2021 enrollment included more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 1,100 residential students with the student body representing 106 of Kentucky's 120 counties, 34 U.S. states and territories, and 35 foreign countries.