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BSN-DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration

The School of Nursing at UNCW participates in a comprehensive, holistic admissions review process including quantitative and qualitative criteria for both of our BSN-DNP concentrations. The Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentrations strive for diversity of life experiences and thought within our program. Our holistic review assesses an applicant’s unique life, professional, and personal experiences and attributes alongside traditional measures of academic achievement such as grades and test scores.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Frequently Asked Questions page can answer many of your questions. Please review carefully prior to contacting the DNP program.

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Application Cycles:

BSN-DNP Concentrations: Open October 1, 2023 and close February 15, 2024

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UNCW degree programs satisfy the professional licensure and/or certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for applicable exams. However, requirements in other states may be different.

If you are considering a degree program that in order to qualify for a professional license and/or certification, please note that at this time UNCW may or may not be able to advise whether the program meets requirements outside of North Carolina. Prior to enrolling, please discuss this important topic with your program of interest.


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MHNP Concentration Lead: Anka Roberto, DNP, PMNHP-BC, MPH

Annette Richards
Administrative Assistant