Doctor of Nursing Practice: Nurse Educator

Online DNP-NE Program in Ohio from Walsh University

Walsh University is included in the Nursing Colleges of Distinction 2018-2019

CCNE Accredited Online DNP-NE Program from Walsh University in Ohio

The online Family Nurse Practitioner program at Walsh University is accredited by the CCNE.

DNP-NE Program Online from Walsh University

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Doctor of Nursing Practice: Nurse Educator

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In Walsh University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Educator (BSN to DNP-NE) track, you will utilize nursing and education research to create teaching strategies in a dynamic learning environment. Analyze legal, ethical and regulatory issues impacting healthcare delivery and education systems to improve nursing education. Become a leader on the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Learn more by getting your program guide.


Online DNP-NE Fast Facts

  • Smaller classes and proactive support from Enrollment Advisors to ensure your success
  • Caring, expert faculty build close relationships with students
  • Earn your DNP degree in just 62 credits
  • Flexible financial aid

Walsh University Recognition

  • Named a Top 100 Best Value School (U.S. News and World Report)
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • #49 in Regional Universities Midwest (U.S. News and World Report)
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • #29 in Best Colleges for Veterans (U.S. News and World Report)

Which DNP Program Is Right for You?

Our BSN to DNP-Nurse Educator program is ideal if you have a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited program and are looking to

  • Design and implement innovative teaching strategies in a dynamic learning environment
  • Impact healthcare delivery and education systems
  • Improve nursing education

We are proud to offer two other DNP offerings online. Keep reading to see which one is the right fit for you.

Online DNP-FNP

Our BSN to DNP-FNP program is ideal if you have a bachelor’s in nursing from an accredited program and are looking to

  • Focus on the primary care needs of patients from diverse cultures
  • Understand culturally competent care with respect to cultural and spiritual beliefs
  • Learn from didactic and clinical experiences
  • Improve patient and population health outcomes in complex health systems

Learn more about our online DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Online DNP

Our Post-Master’s DNP program is ideal if you have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program and are looking to

  • Expand your scope of practice
  • Assume leadership positions in a variety of roles
  • Integrate and apply knowledge from the sciences as they relate to healthcare delivery and improved patient outcomes

Learn more about our online Post-Master's DNP program.

Online DNP-NE Program Curriculum

Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online DNP-NE program. For a full list, please download a brochure.

NURS 610 – Advanced Pathophysiology 3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on the interrelationships of human biological systems, biochemical, genetic and cellular concepts, providing the framework for the study of advanced pathological concepts. Case studies illustrate theoretical concepts and assist in the application of theory to practice.

NURS 614 – Adv Health Assessment 3 sem. hrs.

This course builds on the student’s knowledge and skills of basic health assessment and provides a foundation for the advanced nurse to evaluate the health of individuals across the lifespan. Theory and research-based methodologies and skills will be incorporated to assist students in the comprehensive assessment of individuals, including advanced communication skills such as clinical interviewing and focused history taking, psychosocial and physical assessment, critical diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making.

Interpretation of data for the purpose of differentiating normal from abnormal findings as well as for recognition of potential and/or actual health problems will also be addressed. This course requires 30 laboratory hours.

NURS 710 – Nursing Leadership Role and Ethics in Complex Health Care Systems 3 sem. hrs.

In this course students synthesize ethical theoretical leadership concepts with personal and professional values and gain an appreciation for the changing sociocultural context in which clinical leadership is practiced. Within a clinical context, working with multiple disciplines and stakeholders, communication, negotiation, and conflict management is addressed. Transformation of systems, informatics, demographic and cultural trends, and advocating for ethical decision-making are emphasized. Using principles of chaos and complexity theory, students will explore methods for assessing organizations, identifying emerging issues, and facilitating organization-wide changes.

NURS 708 – Translating Evidence into Practice 2 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on the critical examination of data analysis and interpretation for advanced nursing practice research problems. SPSS statistical program will be utilized for data analysis. Issues related to data analysis and interpretation of results will be discussed.

NURS 725 – Adv. Leadership and Management 4 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to advance the student’s ability to use leadership and management theory in nursing practice within current and emerging organizational systems. The student will build on previous course work to further develop the DNP leadership role in these focus areas: leadership development, management of care, collaboration with other health professionals, group and team dynamics, finance, physician relations/alignment, planning and human resource management (150 clinical hours).