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.

Our program offers an innovative curriculum emphasizing healthcare engineering and interdisciplinary collaboration among expert clinicians, healthcare leaders, and policy makers.

With a DNP, your career options are limitless.

Interested candidates must have a master’s degree with current national board certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) or be actively employed in an area of advanced nursing practice (i.e. informatics, executive leadership, health policy, or population health). National board certification (i.e. NEA-BC, CPHIMS) for non-APRNs is recommended, but not required.

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