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DNP - Educational Leadership

Current nurses interested furthering their knowledge of healthcare education delivery and curriculum development might consider enrolling in Grand Canyon University's Doctor of Nursing Practice with an emphasis in Educational Leadership program. Read on for more specifics about this program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Nursing Practice with an emphasis in Educational Leadership

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice with an emphasis in Educational Leadership program at Grand Canyon University is designed for experienced nurses who have master's degrees in the discipline. They should have leadership qualities, technical aptitudes and a compassionate nature. Applicants to Grand Canyon University graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Students of Grand Canyon University's online Doctor of Nursing Practice with an emphasis in Educational Leadership program could be able to prepare to recommend improvements to health care delivery systems and advocate for enhanced patient outcomes. The program takes a Christian approach to teaching and emphasizes teaching strategies, assessment design, data analysis and information systems. Current RNs who are also practicing nurse educators could be able to use this program to prepare to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam and possibly earn a CNE designation. The program ends with a research-based three-part project that should spotlight a particular health care concern.

Learning Format:

Online and on-campus

Program Length:

45 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership

There are 15 courses in Grand Canyon University's online Doctor of Nursing Practice with an emphasis in Educational Leadership program. Students will have to accumulate 45 major credits for completion. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (45 credits)

  • Introduction to DNP Studies
  • Health Care Informatics
  • Emerging Areas of Human Health
  • Scientific Underpinnings
  • Translational Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Population Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Patient Outcomes and Sustainable Change
  • Facilitation of Learning in Nursing Education
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • Nursing Program Development and Educational Leadership
  • Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • DPI Project: Part I
  • DPI Project: Part II
  • DPI Project: Part III

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's online Doctor of Nursing Practice with an emphasis in Educational Leadership program could have the knowledge required to be able to work in clinical or university-based settings as managers of nurse education programs. They might go on to pursue positions such as:

  • Nurse education leader
  • Chief nursing officer
  • Clinical nurse specialist

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