Doctor of Nursing Practice: Nurse Educator

Ranked #46 for Regional Universities Midwest by US News & World Report

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

Shape the Next Generation of Nurses

The changing dynamics of our nation’s complex health care system has increased the need for nurse educators. Those who can teach others nursing concepts will help shape a workforce that is better equipped to meet today’s health care needs.

Online DNP-NE

In Walsh University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Educator (BSN to DNP-NE) track, you will:

  • Utilize nursing and education research to develop curriculum for a dynamic learning environment
  • Formulate learning content that reflects your institution’s philosophy and vision, contemporary health care trends, and community/societal needs
  • Function as a leader in the nurse educator role by addressing health care and educational needs locally, regionally, and beyond

While earning your BSN to DNP-NE, you will conveniently earn your MSN credential along the way.

Learn more by getting your program guide.


Online DNP-NE Fast Facts

  • Choose a Convenient Pathway to Leadership
    • Complete your DNP in as little as two more semesters than earning an MSN (62 credits total)
    • Choose from three intakes a year so you can start when it makes sense for you
    • Study in 8- and 16-week courses designed for the working professional
    • Obtain 1,000 clinical hours
    • Take advantage of flexible financial aid
  • Learn within a Supportive Community
    • Work with a placement coordinator who will support you with a preceptor and clinical sites for your clinicals
    • Connect with engaged faculty of experienced nurses and benefit from small class sizes
    • Receive proactive, dedicated support and one-on-one coaching to help you succeed

Walsh University Recognition

Reach your goals at a school recognized for its value and academic excellence.

  • #58 in Best Value Schools (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #46 in Regional Universities Midwest (U.S. News and World Report)
  • Ranked #5 in the 50 Best Nursing Schools in Ohio (Nursing Schools Almanac) 
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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

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 632 – Teaching Strategies

This course explores instructional frameworks, learning environments including traditional and virtual classrooms as well as clinical environments, and student management and motivation techniques. Students will examine theories associated with optimizing the teaching experience and student outcomes and gain an understanding of evidence-based teaching, learning, communication, and motivation strategies used for specific learning situations and student populations.

NURS 633 – Seminar and Practicum in Advanced Specialty

This course includes didactic content and practicum opportunities to expand clinical knowledge of procedures and develop skills and clinical reasoning related to acute and chronic health conditions. Collaborative skills and the importance of interdisciplinary team development are emphasized, as well as the application of content to the nurse educator’s role.

NURS 635 – Practicum in Nursing Education

This practicum course is designed to combine practice and theory and provide an opportunity to apply knowledge and competencies acquired throughout the program of study to educational environments. It is a time intensive practicum in an educational setting of the student’s choice (160 clinical hours).

NURS 725 – Adv. Leadership and Management

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).