O que eu aprenderei?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused terminal degree earned by specialists in advanced practice nursing. The DNP prepares advanced practice nurses (APNs) to analyze systems of care and provide transformational leadership that influences and impacts patient safety and quality of culturally competent care in southeastern, North Carolina. The DNP program consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours to a maximum of 40 credit hours of coursework including 6-10 hours concentrated on a scholarly clinical project. Each candidate’s program of study will be designed to meet student outcomes for advanced practice as a DNP.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the DNP curriculum, the new graduate will be able to:

  • Analyze research evidence and theories from nursing and other relevant disciplines to integrate scientific foundations for developing new practice approaches in the advanced practice role.
  • Demonstrate leadership in health organizations and systems approaches to meet current and future needs of patient populations by evaluating the outcomes of quality of health care and safety.
  • Design processes through clinical scholarship for healthcare outcomes that meet the nation’s priority for patient-centered, high quality care that is seamless and affordable.
  • Implement programs that use critical elements of technology for patients, populations, and health care systems that are ethically sound and culturally appropriate to improve current health care information and communication networks.
  • Critically analyze health policies for the development and implementation of health care reforms that advocate for social justice and equity in all health care arenas.
  • Demonstrate leadership in inter-professional communication, collaboration and consultation to analyze complex practice and organizational issues.
  • Directly manage psychosocial and socioeconomic dimensions of healthcare for patients and populations to prevent disease and promote community, environmental and occupational health.
  • Demonstrate the advanced practice role for clinical judgment by assisting patients and populations to navigate through the health care systems for optimal outcomes.

Degree Requirements (36-40 total credit hours post-masters)

The program of study for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) includes 11 core courses. Electives at the graduate level which are specialization-specific may lead to a certificate from the School of Nursing. Students must fulfill the requirements for the program as they work closely with advisors to plan their course of study. The focus of the DNP program core is leadership in nursing practice. Skills will be developed for translating research to impact practice and population outcomes at an in-depth level. Emphasis is placed on managing information systems, using appropriate technology for health care delivery, assessing and managing health risks, enhancing inter-professional communication, and designing and developing health care systems. Successful completion of all courses in the curriculum core is required for graduation.

De qual departamento farei parte?

College of Health and Human Services

Opções de estudo

Online/a distância (36 - 40 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS POST-MASTERS)

US$16.366,00 (R$ 87.466) por ano

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Data de início

Esperado Agosto 2021

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

To be eligible for admission for graduate study at the University of North Carolina Wilmington applicants must: Regionally Accredited Bachelor's Degree: Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in this country or its equivalent.

Para estudantes internacionais

Students admitted to the program will have met the following requirements:

  • Master’s degree in nursing or post-master’s certificate from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), or the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA). The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master’s degree program in nursing at University of North Carolina Wilmington is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher on all previous graduate coursework as documented by official transcripts with evidence of completion of graduate level pathophysiology, pharmacology, and advanced physical assessment courses from a regionally accredited school.

Minimum Score Requirement: TOEFL - 79; IELTS (GENERAL) - 6.5 for acceptance, 7.0 for TA consideration.

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.


Sobre a universidade

Uma universidade litorânea renomada, que enfatiza o aprendizado aplicado para oferecer experiência prática aos alunos na sua área de estudo.

  • Localizada em uma cidade litorânea da costa leste dos EUA
  • 93% dos alunos empregados em até dois anos após a graduação
  • A UNCW oferece uma variedade de bolsas de estudo
  • Único curso dos EUA focado em Engenharia Portuária