36 months
18548 USD/year
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This 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 Family Nurse Practitioner program at 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:

  • Health Care Systems and Education Informatics and Technology
  • Families in Rural and Urban Communities
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems and Health Policy
  • Advanced Practice Roles/lssues/Trends
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


70 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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. 
  • Include on Resume:
  • Include successful completion of academic credits in undergraduate community health, health and physical assessment, nursing research, and statistics.
  • Include the 600 hours of Registered Nurse work experience prior to beginning any clinical courses in the BSN to DNP program.
  • 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.


Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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