Nursing Practice

Doctor of Nursing

Recent changes in health care delivery and emerging health care needs have made advanced nursing knowledge essential for practicing nurses. The Wilmington University Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program prepares nurses to meet those rising demands.

What is DNP?

The DNP is the highest practice-focused degree in nursing, designed to prepare experts in specialized advanced practice nursing. Unlike a Ph.D in nursing, DNP program study emphasizes clinical practice versus research and academic pursuits.

Why WilmU DNP?

The WilmU DNP program delivers an innovative curriculum emphasizing healthcare engineering and interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, hospitals, community leaders, and policy makers. Students learn to utilize both theory and data to promote the highest quality of care at the advanced level of professional nursing practice.

With a DNP, your career options are limitless. Make a mark on nursing administration, leadership and more.

Interested candidates must have a master’s degree in nursing with a focus as a Nurse Practitioner (NP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Clinical Nurse Midwife (CNM), or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Cohorts start every January, online (Spring Semester) and September, hybrid (Fall Semester).

Don't have a master's degree in nursing? WilmU offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program.

WilmU has a lot to offer. Explore other WilmU traditional or online degree programs.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.