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East Tennessee State University

Nursing Post-DNP Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate


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The Mostly Online Post-DNP certificate program is designed for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree who seek academic preparation in a new concentration area.

The Post DNP certificate is designed to provide the necessary requirements to provide eligibility for national certification including didactic courses and practicum/clinical hours.

"Mostly Online" means that all coursework will be completed online with one required intensive session on campus per semester. For more information on intensive session dates, contact us or visit the Nursing D.N.P. home page.


Program Of Study

The Post DNP certificate in Executive Leadership provides established nursing leaders in management positions with the knowledge and skills needed for leading healthcare organizations and systems.

More information, including required coursework can be found in the ETSU Catalog Entry for this program.

Admissions Requirements 

A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from an accredited institution is required for admission as a non-degree student in the Post-DNP Certificate Program. A Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited institution is required for admission as a non-degree student in the Post-Masters Certificate Program.

Applicants must submit an application and a non-refundable application fee. After receiving notification of acceptance from the School of Graduate Studies, the student must contact the College of Nursing Office of Student Services (423-439-4578) for permission to register as a non-degree student. The College of Nursing may exclude non-degree students from designated courses.

Tuition Information


Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance


ETSU Tuition and Fees

ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)

Border County Information: Students in North Carolina and Virginia living in counties bordering Tennessee may receive in-state tuition. For more detailed tuition information based on your specific situation, please contact the ETSU Office of Admissions.

Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information

ETSU Bursar Office

(423) 439-4212

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Step by Step Guide

Types of Aid

(423) 439-4300


Scholarship Information

(423) 439-7094


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