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Accredited DNP Degrees You Can Earn Online

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Are you a registered nurse with an associate degree, diploma or certification? Are you ready to add professional skills and advanced healthcare theory… and to move ahead in your career? Grand Canyon University’s RN to BSN program is designed for you.

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The online DNP degree programs at GCU stimulate personal and professional growth, enabling advanced practice registered nurses to work towards the pinnacle of their career.

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Achieve the Highest Level of Nursing Education

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is a comprehensive program that blends theoretical knowledge with clinical application. Some of the courses you will take include:

  • Emerging Areas of Human Health
  • Scientific Underpinnings
  • Patient Outcomes and Sustainable Change
  • Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Health Care Informatics

Students study the establishment of programs of clinical excellence and explore a holistic perspective on coaching individuals and families through developmental, health-illness and situational transitions. Learners develop core competencies in nursing science and consider ethical issues in health care research. There is an emphasis on the application of evidence-based nursing science to optimize patient outcomes.

Accreditation

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)1.

Flexible Learning Paths

Earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree via our dynamic online platform. If you are looking for an in-person experience, we offer evening classes as well.

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Grand Canyon University knows that health care’s increasing complexity means today’s health care degree programs must advance your capacity to creatively respond to changes in nursing, direct care and health care administration fields. With health care’s rapid growth – the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15 percent rise in registered nursing jobs and 20 percent rise in medical and health services manager jobs between 2016 and 20262 – it is an excellent time to pursue your education.

GCU and the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is committed to providing a curriculum that challenges and prepares graduates to lead and prosper in the ever-changing health care industry. Through hands-on simulations, comprehensive discussions with peers and our dedicated health care faculty, GCU teaches graduates to apply critical thinking and ethical, decision-making practices in their chosen field.

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Accredited DNP Degrees You Can Earn Online

The online DNP degree programs at GCU stimulate personal and professional growth, enabling advanced practice registered nurses to work towards the pinnacle of their career.

DNP in Educational Leadership 
Pursue an Education-Focused Career in Health Care

Become an education-oriented nurse leader and improve the future of health care delivery by inspiring the next generation of nursing professionals to strive for health care excellence. The Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership degree at Grand Canyon University empowers graduates to initiate evidence-based practice strategies that enhance health care and improve patient outcomes. Offered by the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the DNP in Educational Leadership emphasizes teaching strategies, curriculum development and student assessments.

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DNP in Educational Leadership
Pursue an Education-Focused Career in Health Care

Become an education-oriented nurse leader and improve the future of health care delivery by inspiring the next generation of nursing professionals to strive for health care excellence. The Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership degree at Grand Canyon University empowers graduates to initiate evidence-based practice strategies that enhance health care and improve patient outcomes. Offered by the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the DNP in Educational Leadership emphasizes teaching strategies, curriculum development and student assessments.

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at GCU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (https://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).

2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited August 2019).

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