Reasons to Earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership

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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 with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership. A PhD is more research-focused. Learners defend their completed original research in a dissertation. A Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership is practiced-focused and prepares learners to disseminate their findings in a doctoral project. At GCU, the Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership 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 evidence based doctoral program focuses on patient outcomes with an emphasis in leadership and education. Practice also learn how to translate research and outcomes for new systems, policies and processes to improve the health, wellbeing and educational opportunities of their communities and practice settings.

Grand Canyon University’s DNP with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership 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.

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