Ambitious advance-practice nurses and nurse leaders constantly see opportunities to improve nursing practices and organizational processes that have a positive impact on health care outcomes. These opportunities are made a reality at GCU. The practice-focused Doctor of Nursing Practice online program prepares scholars to translate existing research into innovative solutions, while integrating a Christian perspective.
Rigorous curriculum meets online convenience
The online Doctor of Nursing Practice program or DNP consists of 12, eight-week courses with an up-to-date curriculum. Through peer discussion, scholars build upon current theoretical and scientific foundations of health care practice. This includes the design and evaluation of clinical solutions and clinical and organizational change leadership.
Other Topics of Interest from the program include:
Health care information technology
Emerging areas of human health
Applied science in advanced nursing
Translation of research into practice
Patient outcomes and sustainable change
Leadership for advanced nursing practice
Tailor the DNP to your professional goals
Throughout the Doctor of Nursing Practice online program, scholars are immersed in practice activities that provide greater depth and application to learning.
For example, a scholar interested in health policy may spend time at the legislature interviewing health policy leaders or serve on education committees to enhance legislators' understanding of key health care issues.
Additionally, learners will identify an organizational change leadership topic or health practice that will become the basis of their Direct Practice Improvement (DPI) project. This evidence-based research project is completed during the last three scheduled courses in the DNP program.
*Up to 500 practice immersion hours can be transferred in with appropriate documentation in transcript **Direct Practice Improvement (DPI) project contingent upon approval by Institutional Review Board committee
Online program with no residency or campus visits required
Twelve, 8-week courses (36 credits and 1,000 practice immersion hours*)