Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Program

Wilkes is a place that is constantly changing, evolving and growing to meet the needs of our students. We look ahead to the degrees, experiences and opportunities our students will need to succeed. 

Maximize Your Potential To Lead

This accelerated educational experience is centered on applicable research, emerging technologies and strategic thinking, with integrated placement and residency options and a connection to a passionate network of nursing leaders. Reach the pinnacle of your nursing education and develop applicable skills to influence real change. 

Accelerated and Focused

Prepare for the future of nursing through highly relevant coursework — all in a professional-friendly, accelerated format. Complete your D.N.P. in just six terms (less than two years) while continuing to fulfill your current roles and responsibilities. We offer competitive tuition without compromising rigor and quality. FAQs

Admission Requirements

Applicants will be evaluated for admission based on the following criteria. These admissions standards represent the minimum eligibility requirements for the program. Admission committee members reserve the right to request additional information from candidates as needed for a more in-depth review of qualifications.

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered R.N. license
  • Resume and cover letter

*Applications presenting a history of disciplinary action on professional licenses will be subject to an additional review process by the Special Licensure Discrepancy Committee of the university.

Program Features

  • $1,024 per credit hour
  • Three opportunities per year to start classes
  • 12-week courses