36 months
18548 USD/year
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner program at University of North Carolina Wilmington also integrates nursing science with biophysical, psychosocial, analytical and organizational sciences, which graduates use to understand the nature of health and health care delivery and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions. 


The DNP serves as a clinical leader in transforming care of the individual, the community, and the healthcare system.

Key Features 

  • Graduates in the Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner program from University of North Carolina Wilmington will be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exam for Family Nurse Practitioners which enhances their opportunity for advancement in the field. 
  • They will be able to seek approval to practice FNP in North Carolina or other state of choice. UNCW's DNP FNP Concentration is a 70 credit hour program that can be completed in as few as eight semesters.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Advanced Health Assessments and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Family-Centered Health Care Across the Lifespan
  • Advanced Family Nursing I: Adult Health
  • Advanced Family Nursing II Infant, Child and Adolescent Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


46 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
  • RN License: Current unrestricted registered nurse (RN) license in the state in which practice will occur.
  • GPA: Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A GPA as low as 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis with acceptable GRE or MAT score.
  • Recommendations: Three professional references.
  • Resume: One-page clinical work-history resume.
  • Video URL: Creation of a professional video to respond to prompted interview questions related to self-appraisal, life experience, nursing experience, leadership style, communication skills, community involvement, research experience, ability to overcome adversity, and/or healthcare affiliations.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 36 months.


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