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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program integrates nursing science with biophysical, psychosocial, analytical and organizational sciences, which graduates use to understand the nature of health and health care delivery and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions.

The DNP is a practice-focused doctoral degree earned by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The DNP serves as a clinical leader in transforming care of the individual, the community, and the healthcare system. UNCW's DNP is a 36 credit hour program that can be completed in as few as five semesters. We also offer you the opportunity to specialize in nursing education, transcultural nursing, nurse executive leadership, or technology and informatics.