Wilmington University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) offers the highest practice-focused degree in nursing and is designed to prepare expert clinicians. In contrast to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), which places more emphasis on conducting original research, the Doctor of Nursing Practice is a practitioner's degree that develops well-integrated skills which are immediately applicable to clinical practice.
This program offers the following tracks:
- Traditional Doctor of Nursing Practice*
- Advanced Practice (For Certified NPs, CRNAs, CNMs, and CNSs)
- Executive Leadership
* Students in the Advanced Practice option can pursue a post-masters certificate in one of three specialties: nurse educator, nurse executive, or legal nurse consultant.
- Master of Science in Nursing - Leadership to Doctor or Nursing Practice
- Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner to Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner to Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Combination DNP
- Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice (Coming Spring 2018)
With a DNP, your career options are limitless.
Contact Dr. Aaron Sebach at email@example.com, DNP Program Chair, for more information.