Post Master's Advance Practice Registered Nurse

Save the Dates!
DNP Immersion Dates for 2021
February 1-5, June 14-17, and Sept 13-17
Plan to attend ONLY if you are enrolled in an AGPCNP/FNP clinical course or a DNP Project Course!

The NC Board of Nursing defines APRN as an umbrella title for Registered Nurses who are a Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse-Midwife, or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. The DNP builds on traditional master’s programs by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems leadership. The AACN DNP Fact Sheet provides more information on the DNP role.

The DNP programs at ECU and Colleges of Nursing nationwide are grounded in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Essentials. These AACN 2006 DNP Essentials define the curricula elements that must be present in DNP program.

The ECU Post Master’s APRN DNP is a part-time, on-line, accredited, state-of-the art program where you can continue working while pursuing your doctoral degree. Your focus is your professional path and our focus is YOU. See the DNP Post Masters APRN Sample Curriculum

ECU and the College of Nursing offer a variety of electives for you to consider.


Want to learn ways you can support this important work? Contact our Director of Development.

For more information please contact
Janet Tillman, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
DNP Core,Clinical Associate Professor
DNP Post Masters APRN Concentration Director

The deadline for the Fall 2020 admission cycle is July 31, 2020.
Applications are completed through the ECU Graduate School Website ECU Graduate School Application. On this page select Advance Practice Registered Nursing (Post MSN) to access your application.