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. Wilmington University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to meet those rising demands.

What is DNP?

The DNP is 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.

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 an advanced level of professional nursing practice.

The DNP program offers individualized learning within a cohort of scholars. We feature one of the most affordable DNP tuitions in the United States. Online cohorts begin every January (Spring Semester) and hybrid cohorts begin every September (Fall Semester). This is part of our commitment to making education affordable, personalized, and convenient.

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), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

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.