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Nurse Executive

Achieve your highest level of nursing education and prepare for top leadership positions within health systems by earning your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) on the Nurse Executive track at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston.

Nurse Executive Track at a Glance

In our DNP Nurse Executive track, you will take a deep dive into organizational leadership, the business of health care, health system processes, and issues including quality and safety, translational science, data analysis, public policy, and financial management.

Admit Terms

Fall and Spring

Average Completion

Seven semesters

Credit Requirement

42 credit hours

Educational Mode

Mostly online with on-campus opportunities

Enrollment Level

Part time

Estimated Tuition

Among the lowest in the state

Affordable Nurse Executive Track

Our graduate nursing programs offer affordable tuition, accessible course delivery online and in person, and real-world experiences. By completing your DNP on the Nurse Executive track, you will graduate ready to lead at the highest levels of nursing practice.

Meet student Ashley Tolbert

Ashley Tolbert, MSN, FNP-C, chose Cizik School of Nursing’s DNP Nurse Executive track because of its reputation and the success rates of alumni leading the next generation of nurses.

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Leading Faculty

At Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston, excellence begins with our outstanding faculty. Each student in our DNP Nurse Executive track is assigned an advisor who will help guide them to achieve their academic and professional goals.

Accessible DNP Nurse Executive Education

Our part-time DNP option offers flexibility to accommodate working professionals. Our hybrid format offers online lectures with opportunities build relationships with faculty and classmates face to face.



Collaborate across Disciplines

Interprofessional collaboration is a cornerstone of the DNP program at Cizik School of Nursing. As a Nurse Executive student, you may work with colleagues in any of UTHealth Houston’s seven schools. You will also interact with health care systems within the Texas Medical Center and across the state.

Get Started Today

Take your career to the top through the Nurse Executive DNP track at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston. We are here to help you take your next step.

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Call 713-500-2145, or email [email protected].