DNP Program

Post Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Western Carolina University Consortium Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the terminal practice degree in Nursing. This degree builds upon the student's current knowledge of clinical practice.  The DNP will prepare students to practice at the highest clinical level and provide leadership in our dynamic healthcare systems.  Graduates of the program will  be able to analyze systems of care and provide high level leadership to improve patient safety and quality of care and to implement evidence based culturally competent care practices.

The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-C) and Western Carolina University (WCU) offers a post-masters DNP consortium program. As a student, you will have access to expert faculty from both universities. The DNP Degree will be awarded at the admitting university.

The DNP is a hybrid program designed to prepare nurses for leadership in clinical practice. The DNP program can be completed in five semesters. New cohorts begin each fall semester. Students will be required to attend immersion sessions of less than one week at the beginning of each semester alternating between UNC-C and WCU.   

For more information on this program, please contact Dr. Dianna Inman, DNP Program Director, dinman5@uncc.edu.