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Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Post-Master's

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A 2-Year Mostly-Online DNP Program

The online post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares individuals for specialized advanced nursing practice with the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise. This master’s-to-DNP program is designed for practicing MSN / APNs as a two-year part-time program to offer you flexibility and convenience.

Practice-Focused and Mostly Online

This practice-focused doctoral program, offered by the UNC School of Nursing through UNC Extended Campus, begins each Fall via a competitive admission process. Coursework is completely online. There are three required visits to campus (see Courses & Requirements).

DNP—The Terminal Nursing Practice Degree

Nurse Practitioner Salary Benefits

The median salary for a Registered Nurse in 2014 was $66,640.

However, the median salary for a Nurse Practitioner (a role supported by this program) was $95,350.

Graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program will be prepared as clinical experts with a focus on the critical thinking, leadership and political policy skills needed to advocate and create changes in healthcare practice at the individual, population and organizational systems levels. UNC nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
2 years part-time
$605/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Kathleen Dunemn, PhD, APRN, CNM-BC


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