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Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as an adjunct faculty member for the traditional ground campus in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, which boasts a rich 30-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs. Students can earn their RN to BSN, or a master’s in nursing degree specializing in advanced patient care or in the emerging fields of health care administration, management, or public health.

As an adjunct faculty member, you’ll provide program instruction incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge technologies and other industry trends reflecting advancements in your discipline.  If you are highly motivated and passionate about teaching exceptional quality instruction in modern facilities with smaller class sizes, we’d like to hear from you. 

Immediate part-time, Traditional Campus instructors needed for DNP-835: Patient Outcomes and Sustainable Change.

We are now staffing for Adjunct DNP Faculty for Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 from 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM. DNP classes run 1 day a week at the Main Campus. Only applicants living in Phoenix and the surrounding areas will be considered.  You must have and maintain an active, unencumbered Arizona RN license. If you do not have an Arizona RN license, please do not apply. 

DNP-835: Patient Outcomes and Sustainable Change

This course prepares learners to develop effective strategies to ensure safety and quality health care for patients and populations and includes evaluation of health care outcomes. Learners engage in inquiry into the state of health care delivery, patient-centered care, sustainable change, and ethical principles surrounding practice. Learners are expected to integrate and synthesize core program competencies and specialty practice requirements necessary to demonstrate proficiency in advanced nursing practice in the DNP Practice Immersion Workspace.


Responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating classroom discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession.  Other main responsibilities include the following:

  • Must be able to teach at the Main Phoenix Campus 1 evening a week: 
  • Must be able to teach various times in Fall 217-Spring 2018 from 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM. This class runs 1 day a week at the Main Campus
  • Campus evening course pay is more, as compared to online


  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) or PhD Nursing.
  • Nurses must maintain an active unencumbered Arizona RN license.
  • Two of the following is required: 1. At least 3 years’ experience teaching graduate level coursework. 2. At least 5 years of professional experience. 3. Demonstrated expertise through publications or related professional experience. Preference given to individuals with Population Health coursework or experience.
  • Proficient in English, Grammar, and writing in APA format.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
  • Must be able to teach at the Phoenix Main Campus from 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM.
  • Must successfully pass a drug screen. 


GCU’s Christian worldview has shaped the university’s mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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