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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.

Admission to this Program

Applications are accepted ongoing for either Fall or Spring entry.

Only completed application packets will be considered.

For admission to College of Health Professions, all international doctoral nursing students who do not have a RN license in the United States are required to take and receive a passing score on the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Qualifying Exam. The CGFNS Qualifying Examination is a prerequisite for admission to the Doctoral Division. The examination is required by the state of Delaware and many others prior to taking the Registered Nursing Licensing Exam (NCLEX). The registration deadlines for these exams are several months prior to their administration. Early application is essential. Application materials may be requested from:

3600 Market Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19014-2651 USA
Phone: (215) 349-8767

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 in January (Spring Semester) and September (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.

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