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Population Health Leadership

University of San Francisco

24 months
1480 USD/credit 44400 USD/year
1480 USD/credit 44400 USD/year
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USF’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Population Health Leadership program at the University of San Francisco prepares registered nurses (RNs) who hold a master's degree for leadership positions in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community settings.


Key facts:

  • The Population Health Leadership program at the University of San Francisc will give students evidence-based knowledge and skills to lead inter-professional teams in health and healing improvement for targeted populations within a rapidly evolving healthcare system.
  • As healthcare shifts its focus from individualized health to the health of populations, the demand for nurse leaders with expertise in improvement science and system creation continues to grow.
  • Healthcare requires skilled, quality leaders who can assess the social determinants of health across populations, provide appropriate delivery models and diverse interventions, improve outcomes, promote wellness, and prevent disease for groups and populations across the lifespan.


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Master of Science in Nursing degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at the University of San Francisco, School of Nursing and Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Population Health
  • Evidence-Based Scholarship
  • Epidemiology/ Data Analysis 
  • Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Evidence-based Scholarship II 
  • Health Informatics 
  • Practicum I: Intro Community Assessment 
  • Public Health Policy & Ethics
  • Practicum II: Preventive Svcs & Health Promotion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

    • A completed online application and fee
    • Completion of a master's degree (in any field) from an accredited institution
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. 
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation:
    • A professional résumé
    • Statement of professional goals
    • Documentation of RN license
    For international students only:
    • Certification of Finances form or Letter of Support
    • Bank statement(s) that indicate funds for the total costs
    • A copy of passport copy
    • International Transcripts: Your transcripts need to be in the original language of your university, AND in English translation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44400 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1480 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    44400 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1480 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
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