Doctor of Nursing Practice
College of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

AGPCNP and FNP Applicants who qualify for the GRE waiver should email Dr. Skipper at skipperm@ecu.edu for this waiver.

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:
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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.*