Grand Canyon University's doctoral learners are preparing to become scholar-practitioners. They are passionate about their fields of study and capable of becoming leaders in the disciplines and communities in which they serve. By earning a doctoral degree, graduates are prepared to respond to the needs of a global society by understanding how to apply research and analysis skills to real world problems.
Today's complex healthcare environments require the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise to assure quality patient outcomes. To answer this demand, Grand Canyon University offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program through the College of Nursing. This post-master's practice-based program prepares nurses to translate research into innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes in practice settings or change leadership in health systems and organizations. Throughout the program, an emphasis is placed on nursing practice and leadership from a Christian perspective through a focus on values and ethics.
Many of GCU's doctoral programs are also offered as ground cohorts at the University's main campus located in Phoenix, Arizona. Contact a Doctoral Specialist for cohort schedules.
Doctoral Support Structure
Doctoral Writing Tutor
The Journal of Non-Significant Differences is a student-led, peer-reviewed journal designed to highlight the value of non-significant research findings while providing learners with a comprehensive understanding of the research cycle and the publication process. The Canyon Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies encourages the exchange of empirical and theoretical research among faculty and students at GCU. The Journal of Instructional Research is another peer-reviewed journal centered on exploring research on teaching and learning at the post-secondary level.