Graduate Programs

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Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice: D.N.P.

The doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) program prepares graduates to perform at the highest level of advanced nursing practice. The foundation for practice expertise with a population health focus enables the graduate to plan and lead evidenced-based interventions, quality improvement strategies and health policy changes that address patient safety, promote patient-centered care and reduce health disparities among diverse groups.

Program Concentrations

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner



Application Deadline


April 15: Final deadline to apply


August 15: Final deadline to apply

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1,352.

Tuition Credit


Due to a College of Health Sciences Dean’s Scholarship, the student tuition rate is lower than the published UD graduate tuition rate. The final student tuition rate for the DNP program is $1055/credit. Please contact the department for more information.