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

Application deadline for the next start term: approaching soon

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Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

* The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing/ Doctor of Nursing Practice and post graduate APRN certificate programs at Wilkes University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org)

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Forever Growing and Changing 

For more than 80 years, Wilkes has been dedicated to the success of our students through academic excellence, educational access and return on investment.

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. 

Admission Requirements

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

Program Features

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