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Doctorate Programs

The ECU College of Nursing offers two terminal degree programs: the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD).

The DNP program graduates nursing experts in translating and applying research findings in clinical practice. The programs offered in a distance education format with limited campus requirements; all clinical placement rotations are completed in North Carolina. Whether you are interested in the post-master's DNP curriculum or the BSN to DNP curriculum, we invite you to learn more about this exciting program.

The PhD program prepares nurse researchers and scholars to explore, develop and move forward the science of nursing practice and education. PhD students are given the tools to design and implement a unique research project that will contribute to a lifelong program of discovery and contribution in nursing. If you're considering pursuing your PhD in nursing, please explore our site and contact us with questions.


*ECU cannot confirm whether any of its courses or programs meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. ECU strongly encourages students to contact applicable licensing boards in states they wish to pursue licensure prior to seeking admission or beginning study in an academic program.*