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Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (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. 

This program is pending approval by SACSCOC. 

Forgivable Education Loans for Service - The state of North Carolina provides up to $56,000 for in-state students to pursue their doctoral degree. 

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