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Maximize Your Potential To Lead

Prepare for the future of nursing through highly relevant coursework — all in a professional-friendly, accelerated format. With Wilkes University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, you will achieve the terminal degree for advanced practice registered nurses. This online, post-master's DNP program is an accelerated educational experienced designed to give you the essential skills and highest level of nursing expertise to work in a clinical setting or leadership role.

With your DNP degree, you’ll have the skills and expertise to influence healthcare outcomes through systems leadership and health policy implementation. You may also work in the following roles and have an impact on direct patient care: nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist or nurse practitioner.

Accelerated and Focused

Complete your DNP 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

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

  • Master’s degree in nursing (MSN) with a 3.0 GPA
  • Unencumbered RN license
  • Current resume/CV
  • Check state authorization

*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.

Applications are currently being accepted for May 2023

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* 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 (