Doctor of Nursing Practice
College of Nursing

ECU DNP Program Tracks

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 (except for CRNA)
  • Innovative uses of technology
  • An interprofessional curriculum that prepares you for the future of health care
Dave Lacambacal

Student Spotlight
As a Certified Emergency Nurse, Dave has been working as an Emergency Room Nurse for three years and currently works at the University of North....

Dr. Ann Bell

Faculty Spotlight
Dr. Bell completed her studies as a family nurse practitioner from ECU and is passionate to bring that same influence to the next generation of nurse practitioners.

Anne Huitt O'Hara

Student Spotlight
Anne Huitt O'Hara has received recognition for her DNP group project at the DNP Symposium in November 2017 and at the Quality Improvement Symposium at ECU...


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