Health Care student
College of Health Professions & Natural Sciences

Doctor of Nursing Practice + M.S.M. in Health Care

Become an Expert Clinician and Effective Administrator with a Dual D.N.P. + M.S.M. Degree

This flexible and affordable dual-degree program provides candidates the opportunity to simultaneously earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Healthcare Administration. Advanced practice registered nurses and nurse leaders will acquire the requisite skills to succeed in increasingly complex healthcare and business environments.

Hands-On Courses Guided by Seasoned Health Care Leaders

Doctorally prepared D.N.P. faculty will lead you to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice through coursework, experiential engagement hours and a Doctor of Nursing Practice project. Choose Advanced Practice or Leadership concentrations to align your degree with your career goals.

Excel in Health Care Administration and Management

WilmU’s M.S.M. program recognizes the reality and challenging nature of contemporary healthcare systems that require change and innovation to remain competitive. In courses that include Health Policy and Economics, Marketing in the Healthcare Sector, and Analysis of Decision Making, the D.N.P. + M.S.M. in Health Care Administration provides management practitioners with the scholastic depth and contemporary skills to meet the challenges of today’s healthcare organizations.

Earn Your D.N.P. + M.S.M. Your Way

Forward-thinking in its flexibility, this dual D.N.P. + M.S.M. program allows you to earn your degree 100% online. Wilmington University was ranked 3rd in the nation for online learning by U.S. News and World Report, and has received recognition for excellence in eLearning and exemplary online course programs.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice + M.S.M. in Health Care program at Wilmington University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Cohorts begin three times per year, in the Spring, Summer, and Fall.

  • Application Deadline for Spring Term Admission: October 1st or until cohort is filled
  • Application Deadline for Summer Term Admission: March 1st or until cohort is filled
  • Application Deadline for Fall Term Admission: June 15th or until cohort is filled

Choose from 2 Specialized Concentrations for your D.N.P. + M.S.M. Degree

  • Advanced Practice
  • Leadership

Your D.N.P. + M.S.M. program includes experiential academic engagement hours1.

18 courses 28 months to complete2

1500 hours for advanced practice nurses and 1,000 hours for nurse leaders. 2Advanced practice nurses take 18 courses which can be completed in either 20 or 28 months. Nurse leaders take 22 courses which can be completed in 28 months.

$2,037 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit doctoral degree course taken online
Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your D.N.P. + M.S.M. degree.

Career and industry outlook for
Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates.

A D.N.P. degree offers the highest practice-focused degree in nursing and is designed to prepare expert clinicians who are ready for career growth. Our D.N.P. graduates have transitioned to some of the highest nursing management positions, such as:

Source: Emsi Economic Modeling, LLC



I was so impressed by how the faculty described the program. Their knowledge and care was evident. I knew I could attend WilmU and get the quality education I needed to move to the next level in my career." Dr. Raymond Nwaneri, Doctor of Nursing Practice

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