Nurse Practitioner Student from Wilmington University
College of Health Professions

MS in Nurse Practitioner

Prepare for Advanced Practice with a Nurse Practitioner MSN

Designed for professional RNs who seek advanced or private practice opportunities, this CCNE-accredited master’s degree nurse practitioner program prepares you for APRN licensure and board certification. In a concentration of either Family NP or Adult/Gerontology NP, you’ll blend theory, practice and scholarly inquiry and graduate ready to practice or to seamlessly continue to doctoral level study.


Flexible NP Master’s Degree Program Designed for Busy RNs

This affordable Nurse Practitioner MSN program couples rigorous academics with the flexibility working RNs need. The hybrid schedule combines online learning with just one evening per week of in-person class time. Practicum experiences are spread over three to five semesters in the latter half of your program of study, providing advance notice for your scheduling needs.

Options to Accelerate Your NP Degree or DNP

Wilmington University’s RN to nurse practitioner MSN degree program can be completed in 32 months. Accelerate into the WilmU Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program by using electives to take select DNP courses. Other accelerated options are available for students maintaining high academic standing. Contact your program chair for more information.

Expert Instruction from Caring Nurse Leaders

Wilmington University faculty are experienced, active nurses and health care practitioners, who understand the challenge of balancing shift work, family and master’s degree courses. Their rich and diverse experience in today’s complex health care environment keep this nurse practitioner MSN degree program on the leading-edge of methodology and practice.


MSN in Nurse Practitioner program at Wilmington University is CCNE accreditted The WilmU Nurse Practitioner MS is a CCNE accredited nursing master’s program.


Choose from 2 Specialized Nurse Practitioner Concentrations

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
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Your MSN Nurse Practitioner degree requires a minimum of 600 clinical hours.
48 courses 32 total months to complete

$1,431 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit graduate degree course taken at our
Wilson Graduate Center or onlineWilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit. You only pay for the courses you need to complete your Nurse Practitioner MSN degree.

Career and industry outlook for
Nurse Practitioner degree graduates.

A Nurse Practitioner MSN opens the door to clinical practice and career growth.

Source: Emsi Economic Modeling, LLC, 2018

17.3 % Job Growth

More than 6,600 Annual Openings

$37.79 Median Hourly Earnings


I wanted to do more in the healthcare field, and looked for ways to further my education. At Wilmington University, with each class that you take, you can take that knowledge and apply it to the next class, and to clinical practices. And each step is set up to help you succeed and do well, to get to where you want to be." — Taneestar Cohen
MSN Nurse Practitioner Female Student from Wilmington University

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