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
    • Balance your education while continuing to work full time 
    • Take advantage of flexible financial aid
  • Learn from a Supportive Community
    • Join a community of nurses united by their passion for service to others through Judeo-Christian values
    • 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 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).