Doctor of Nursing Practice
College of Nursing


Our Mission

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program exists to educate advanced practice nurses in the delivery of interprofessional, evidence-based, culturally relevant, and patient-centered care in rural and urban settings throughout Eastern North Carolina and beyond.

Our Vision

To develop advanced practice nurses to lead, improve, and transform current and evolving health care.

Program Goals

  1. To prepare nurses as leaders in advanced practice roles.
  2. To prepare clinical scholars skilled in the translation of research.
  3. To prepare nurses in the measurement of patient outcomes.
  4. To prepare nurses in the transformation of health care systems to ensure quality and safety.

Program Outcomes

  1. Integrate nursing science with knowledge from ethics, the biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sciences as the basis for the highest level of nursing practice.
  2. Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership for quality improvement in health care systems.
  3. Apply clinical scholarship and analytical methods to evidence-based practice.
  4. Use information systems technology and patient care technology to improve and transform health care.
  5. Demonstrate leadership in health care policy for advocacy in health care.
  6. Collaborate with interprofessional and intraprofessional teams to improve patient and population health outcomes through the application of evidence based health resources.

Program Outcome Measures

  1. Completion of the scholarly project.
  2. Public presentation of the completed DNP project.
  3. Approval of final written report of the DNP project by the DNP project team and DNP program director.