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If you are a nursing professional seeking to move into nurse leadership roles or looking to advance your clinical career, WSSU's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program may help you achieve your dreams. As our population ages, there is a growing need for highly trained nurses.

The DNP program is designed for students who have earned a bachelor's degree (or higher) in nursing. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exam.

Interested in advancing your nursing career? Get an overview of our Master of Science in Nursing and Doctorate in Nursing Practice programs at an upcoming virtual info session:

WSSU Graduate & Professional Nursing Programs Virtual Open Houses
• October 28 @ 6pm
• November 12 @ 6pm
• November 19 @ 6pm

Create your account, accept the invitation to register, and receive the link to join us.

Program and admissions reps will be on hand to help. Attend one of the info sessions and receive a waiver of the $50 admission application fee.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and are accepted in all states and jurisdictions for meeting educational requirements for licensure and certification by way of compact designation or applying for reciprocity in a state outside the compact designation. See the Professional Licensure Disclosure Statements page for a list of state-by-state information.


Go ahead... take the next step. Ignite your passion, discover your strength, and prepare to make a difference in the world. There is no ceiling to what you can do at WSSU. #BeTheNext

Nursing was not an easy program to complete, and I still consider it one of my greatest accomplishments, but these educators worked extra hard to ensure their students' success and I am forever grateful for their devotion to their students.

Kayla Cummins '15