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

The online MSN and DNP programs at Walsh University are 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: Nurse Educator

Walsh University’s online Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator with Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP-NE) program prepares post-baccalaureate Registered Nurses for an advanced career in nursing education. Graduates will be prepared to:

  • 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

Students can earn their MSN and DNP degrees in less than 3 years and be ready to answer the demand for nurse educators in their communities.


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Online DNP: Nurse Educator Fast Facts

  • Choose a Convenient Pathway to Leadership
    • Complete your DNP in as little as three more semesters than earning an MSN  (62 credits total, as few as 2 years and 8 months)
    • 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
  • 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

Admissions Requirements

  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • BSN degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Complete of an undergraduate or graduate-level statistics course with a B- or better
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
  • No application fee
Upcoming Start Dates
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Online DNP: Nurse Educator Program Curriculum

Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online Nurse Educator MSN with Post-MSN DNP 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 642 – Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical pharmacology builds upon NURS 612 Advanced Pharmacology. Specific requirements, responsibilities, interprofessionalism, and concerns as an APN prescriber, including safe prescription writing and medication management of patients throughout the life span, including persons with multiple chronic conditions (MCC), will be comprehensively reviewed.

NURS 747 – Care of the Adult and Elderly with Multiple Chronic Conditions

This course focuses on the intricacies and interrelationships between disease processes, human physiology, and pharmacologic and other treatment modalities inherent in the care of the adult or elderly patient with multiple chronic healthcare conditions (MCC). (150 clinical hours).

NURS 649 – FNP V: Care of Family in Primary Care (Capstone)

This course serves as the capstone experience for the FNP program and synthesizes all material from previous FNP courses. In addition, this course will explore legal and governing issues that impact advance practice. Didactic and clinical experiences promote transition into practice. This course requires 200 clinical hours.

NURS 723 – Healthcare Finance and Economics

This course explores healthcare specific financial policies and issues, analytical framework and economic transformation for financial decisions (such as investment and working capital), methods of financial management, insurance coverage and financing. In addition, the course focuses on the ability to apply economic and population health models to address health service issues and problems.