• Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
The Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership program at Grand Canyon University empowers graduates to initiate evidence-based practice strategies that enhance health care and improve patient outcomes. 
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Overview

The Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership program at Grand Canyon University prepares nurses who wish to progress to the pinnacle of their profession. 

Students gain advanced knowledge and sharpen clinical skills as they examine best practices in nursing education and education program implementation. As a private Christian university, GCU encourages students to apply the Christian worldview and its concept of servant leadership. Nurse leaders benefit from examining values-based worldviews and their influence on patient care across different cultures.

Careers

Graduates with a doctorate in nursing education possess the advanced knowledge and clinical skills necessary to successfully lead nursing teams, inspire positive change in health care organizations and improve patient outcomes. 

A DNP with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership may prepare graduates to become nurse education leaders who design and implement programs for workforce development, centers for nursing excellence and nursing education partnerships.

Some graduates with a DNP in nursing education may transition to academic settings. Graduates may work directly with the next generation of nurse leaders or inspire excellence from a nursing education administration position. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8 weeks

  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to DNP Studies
  • Health Care Informatics 
  • Emerging Areas of Human Health 
  • Scientific Underpinnings 
  • Translational Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Population Management

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

GCU proudly welcomes doctoral applicants wanting to pursue higher levels of achievement in learning and research. You may be accepted by meeting one of the criteria below:

  • 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 may be accepted with specifications.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    670 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 670 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    670 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 670 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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Funding

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