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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Details

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program provides broad and in-depth preparation for advanced practice and leadership roles in nursing. The program expands on current theoretical and scientific foundations of health care practice, including the discipline knowledge base, the design and evaluation of clinical solutions, and clinical and organizational change leadership. The program prepares nurse leaders to design and implement evidence-based strategies for practice that improve health care delivery and patient outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on preparing graduates to practice from the foundation of our Christian heritage through an intentional focus on values and ethics.

Requirements

MSN degree is required. Applicants to may be accepted for admission by meeting the criteria specified below: Have earned a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher. Applicants with a GPA less than 3.4 will be accepted with specifications. OR Have earned a master's from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher. Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 - 3.39 will be accepted with specifications. Applicants with a GPA below a 3.0 will not be accepted into the University. Letter of Intent between 250-400 words. 

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Restrictions

Not approved in the following states: MA, TN, WA.