DNP Student advanced nursing degree student at Wilmington University
College of Health Professions

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Become an Expert Clinician and Health Care Leader with the DNP

Wilmington University’s flexible and affordable DNP degree program prepares advanced practice nurses and nurse leaders with the integrated clinical and leadership skills necessary for the highest levels of nursing practice. Courss examines the relationships among health policy, informatics, population health and business practices in the care of individuals, families and communities.

Hands-On DNP Courses Guided by Seasoned Practitioner and Healthcare Leaders

Doctoral prepared DNP faculty will lead you as you bridge the gap between evidence-based research and clinical practice through coursework, experiential engagement hours and a Doctor of Nursing Practice project, which replaces the traditional dissertation.

Earn Your DNP In-Class and Online, at the Same Time

Forward-thinking in its flexibility, this Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program gives you options. Earn your doctorate in nursing 100% online or take advantage of synchronous sessions that let you “attend class” face-to-face via webcam.

Many DNP Paths to Reach Your Goal

This is not a one-size-fits-all doctor of nursing practice degree program. In addition to the Traditional DNP pathway (with a choice of Advanced Practice or Leadership), you can take advantage of our accelerated MSN to DNP program, or the Combination Nurse Practitioner/DNP pathway. All are flexible, affordable and led by engaged practitioners.

DNP programs at Wilmington University are CCNE accreditted The WilmU DNP is a CCNE accredited nursing doctoral program.

Cohorts begin three times per year in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

  • Application Deadline for Spring Term Admission: October 1st or until cohort is filled
  • Application Deadline for Summer Term Admission: March 1st or until cohort is filled
  • Application Deadline for Fall Term Admission: June 15th or until cohort is filled

Available DNP Programs:

Your DNP program includes experiential academic engagement totaling 500 hours.
11 courses 28 months to complete

$1,896 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit doctoral degree course taken at our
Wilson Graduate Center or online
Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

The DNP program is available in the following formats and locations:



Career and industry outlook for
Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates.

A DNP degree offers the highest practice-focused degree in nursing and is designed to prepare expert clinicians, ready for career growth.

Source: Emsi Economic Modeling, LLC, 2018

 16.7% Job Growth

More than 1,900 Annual Openings

$37.78 Median Hourly Earnings

I was so impressed by how the faculty described the program. Their knowledge and care was evident. I knew I could attend WilmU and get the quality education I needed to move to the next level in my career. Dr. Raymond Nwaneri, Doctor of Nursing Practice
DNP Student studying at Wilmington University

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