Doctor of Nursing Practice
College of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

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 program prepares students for advanced roles in nursing as adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, and  , nurse anesthetists,The doctoral program at the East Carolina University College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791

Program Goals and Outcomes

Graduates of the DNP program are prepared to do the following:

Program Goals

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

Professional Board Licensure

*All ECU academic programs that may lead to licensure/certification prepare students to sit for licensure/certification in North Carolina. In order to comply with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) and the U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding education at a distance and professional licensure, ECU is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure/certification outside the state of North Carolina. ECU may or may not be able to confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure/certification outside of the State of North Carolina. ECU highly recommends that you contact the applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure/certification prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure/certification requirements. Academic programs and individual graduates must meet standards set by that state's licensure requirements in order to be eligible for a license/certification.*