The Doctor of Nursing Practice program from Wilmington University prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses with the clinical and leadership skills necessary for advanced nursing roles. Coursework explores the relationships among health policy, informatics, population health, and business practices in the care of individuals, families, and communities.
Faculty help students bridge the gap between research and clinical practice through a combination of coursework, engagement hours, and a DNP project. The DNP program is a terminal degree designed to prepare nurses to meet the needs of an increasingly complex healthcare system. Graduates of this online nurse practitioner degree program can pursue positions including chief nursing officer and director of nursing.
The curriculum includes studies of:
- Bioethics for advanced nursing practice
- Population health
- Healthcare economics and the business of practice
- Quality improvement in healthcare
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Wilmington University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Applicants must have a master's degree with current national board certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.
- Applicants must have valid US RN and APRN licensure.