Doctor of Nursing Practice
College of Nursing

Congratulations to Melissa Peeler, Rebecca Smith, and Sarah Tapscott, BSN to DNP students who were awarded first place in the 1st ECU REACH Initiative Student Challenge competetition.

Meet PETE: Play, Educate, Train, and Exercise- A health centered app that is designed to encourage Play, Educate, and Train youth on health lifestyle choices, and promote Exercise

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ECU DNP Program Tracks

  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master's DNP
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
  • Leadership

ECU DNP Program Advantages

Why choose the ECU College of Nursing for your DNP?

Because our faculty - who maintain their clinical practice and research projects as well as have a wide range of nursing leadership experience - are dedicated to mentoring the next generation of providers and nurse leaders. Plus, we offer:

  • A focus on rural, underserved populations
  • Online course work with 1-5 on-campus days each semester (September, February and June)
  • Personalized faculty mentorship throughout DNP project completion
  • No GRE requirement with GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Innovative uses of technology
  • An interprofessional curriculum that prepares you for the future of health care
Melissa Peeler

Student Spotlight
DNP student Melissa Peeler is certified in Advanced Stroke Life Support...


DNP student video
Here is what Doctor of Nursing Practice students are saying about our program

Dr. Tomika Williams

Faculty Spotlight
Dr. Williams was recognized by the NCNA with the “Mentorship in Nursing” award in 2015...


*All applicable ECU academic programs prepare students to sit for licensure in North Carolina. In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure ECU is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina. ECU cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student's responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside North Carolina.*

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