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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) can offer a patient more in-depth and comprehensive care compared to a registered nurse. FNPs offer primary care for patients at all life stages, making FNPs unique amongst all other nurse practitioners and can work in almost any type of healthcare facility.  They work to prioritize preventative care and treat and manage chronic severe, and acute illnesses in a wide variety of patient populations, allowing them to build genuine and trusting relationships with their clients and client's families.

As an FNP, your education can open the door to new and different opportunities, allowing you to give more advanced care to your patients. 

Upon graduation, students will meet the requirements to sit for either the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) board examination or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board examination.


Degree Completition

85 Credits

Total for DNP FNP & PNP Programs

900 Clinical Hours

Total for DNP Program

200 Project Hours

Total for DNP Program

Program Details

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Year 1 - Fall

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 565: Nurse as Educator 1 3
NURS 621: Clinical Pathophysiology 1 3
NURS 626: Leadership for the APRN 1 3
NURS 632: Statistics and Methods for the DNP Project 1 4
TOTAL 13

Year 1 - Spring

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 607: Advanced Health Assessment 2 3
NURS 612: Family Nursing Theory 1 3
NURS 616: Advanced Nursing Research 1 3
NURS 640: Advanced Pharmacology 1 3
TOTAL 12

Year 1 - Summer

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 608: Epidemiology and Population Health 1 3
NURS 613: Innovation in Information, Quality, and Safety 1 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 637: Advanced Scholarly Writing for the DNP 1 3
NURS 641: Clinical Management/FNP I (225 hours) 3 6
NURS 710: Foundations of the DNP Project 1 3
TOTAL 12

Year 2 - Spring

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 610: Nursing Theory 1 3
NURS 620: Legal & Ethical Issues 1 3
NURS 642: Clinical Management/FNP II (225 hours) 3 6
NURS 722: DNP Project I (50 hours) 1 3
TOTAL 15

Year 2 - Summer

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 713: Advancements Information, Quality and Safety 1 3
NURS 723: DNP Project II (50 hours) 1 3
TOTAL 6

Year 3 - Fall

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 643: Clinical Management/FNP III (225 hours) 3 6
NURS 711: Organization Behavior and Systems Leadership 1 3
NURS 725: DNP Project III (50 hours) 1 3
TOTAL 12

Year 3 - Spring

COURSE TYPE CREDIT
NURS 605: Health Policy 1 3
Clinical Immersion (225 hours) 3 5
Project Defense (50 hours)  2 1
TOTAL 9

Course Instruction Types

  1. Online Coursework
  2. Blended coursework w/ Interactive Conferencing (Blended Learning replaces SOME face-to-face instruction with online instruction AND Interactive Conferencing)
  3. Blended coursework w/ Interactive Conferencing AND clinical requirement (Blended Learning replaces SOME face-to-face instruction with online instruction AND Interactive Conferencing AND clinical experience)
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