Doctor of Nursing Practice / Educational Leadership
Grand Canyon University

Program Details

The Post Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership, within the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, prepares nurse leaders to design and implement evidence-based strategies for practice that improve healthcare education delivery, patient outcomes and educational programs. Emphasis is placed on employing methods of curriculum design and development, applying teaching strategies and designing assessments to evaluate teaching and learning outcomes. The DNP in nursing education program encourages students to engage with populations from the values-based perspective of a Christian worldview and understand the effects of various worldviews on cultures, patient care and healing, within current healthcare systems. This DNP in nursing leadership program is designed for MSN-prepared nurses who want to deepen knowledge and build skillsets to lead and strengthen nursing education programs in academia or a clinical agency/facility. Nursing faculty and deans interested in the development of curriculum, application of teaching strategies and evaluation of teaching and learning outcomes will also benefit from this MSN-DNP program.


Applicants must hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from a CCNE-, NLNAC- or ACEN-accredited program and possess a current unencumbered, unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN). You also must have taken a statistics course and received a "C" (or passing grade). 

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

Currently this program is not accepting applicants from the following states: TN, WA.