Reasons to Earn a DNP in Educational Leadership

Posted on March 29, 2017  in  [ Nursing & Health Care ]

The need for nurses continues to rise as the population ages. With the growth in nursing students, the demand for instructors certified in this field is rising as well. Here is how Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership can help you prepare to train and guide future nursing students:

Earn a Practice-Based Degree

Many people do not know about the differences between a PhD and a DNP. A PhD is more research-focused. Learners defend their completed original research in a dissertation. A DNP is practiced-focused and prepares learners to disseminate their findings in a doctoral project. At GCU, the DNP program concludes with a DPI project that allows learners to create a project proposal centered on a chosen healthcare issue with the goal to improve patient outcomes.

Prepare to Educate Aspiring Nurses

This education-focused doctoral program aims to help its graduates expand their healthcare knowledge, as well as teach healthcare and nursing education in a clinical or academic setting. Graduates of this program are prepared to teach the skills that they have learned throughout their years of learning and practice! Graduates also learn how to design and advocate for new systems and processes to improve the health, wellbeing and educational opportunities of the students they teach and the patients they care for in their practice.

Grand Canyon University’s DNP in educational leadership program is taught by full-time faculty and practicing nurses. To learn more about GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, visit our website or contact us by pressing the Request More Information button at the top of the page.

Written by Judah Esparza, a junior majoring in business management at GCU.

Judah Esparaza

Judah Esparza

Judah Esparza is a senior at Grand Canyon University. He was born and raised in LA County and moved to Phoenix for college. He currently studies in the Colangelo College of Business and aspires to one day own his own successful company.
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