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.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Grand Canyon University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Applicants must hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from a CCNE/NLNAC, ACEN or CNEA accredited program.
Clinical, practicum, and immersion hours are completed locally.
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