Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Everything you need to know about the MSN Executive Nurse Leader program.

  • What does the Executive Nurse Leader (ENL) Program prepare me to do?
  • What specific skills will I attain in the ENL Program?
  • What positions might an ENL seek?
  • Do students complete a project as part of their program?
  • Are the professors experienced nurse executives?
  • What's the academic environment like at USD?
  • What's unique about the ENL Program at USD?
  • Do I have to find my own preceptor?
  • Is there a certification exam?
  • When are classes offered? Is there a distance format?
  • How do I apply for institutional scholarships or grants?