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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 Completion

85 Credits

Total for DNP FNP & PNP Programs

900 Clinical Hours

Total for DNP Program

200 Project Hours

Total for DNP Program

Program Details - Fall Start

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Year 1 - Fall

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

Year 1 - Spring

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

Year 1 - Summer

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

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 637: Scholarly Writing and Program Development 3
NURS 641: Clinical Management/FNP I (225 hours) 6
NURS 710: Foundations of the DNP Project 3
TOTAL 12

Year 2 - Spring

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

Year 2 - Summer

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

Year 3 - Fall

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

Year 3 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 605: Health Policy 3
NURS 669: Clinical Immersion (225 hours) 5
NURS 730: Project Defense (50 hours)  1
TOTAL 9

Program Details - Spring Start

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Year 1 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 612: Family Nursing Theory 3
NURS 616: Advanced Nursing Research 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 613: Innovation in Information, Quality, and Safety 3
TOTAL 3

Year 2 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 637: Scholarly Writing and Program Development 3
NURS 711: Organization Behavior and Systems Leadership 3
TOTAL 6

Year 2 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 565: Nurse as Educator 3
NURS 620: Legal & Ethical Issues 3
TOTAL 6

Year 3 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 610: Nursing Theory 3
NURS 626: Leadership for the APRN 3
TOTAL 6

Year 3 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 621: Clinical Pathology 3
NURS 632: Statistics and Methods for the DNP Project 4
TOTAL 7

Year 3 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 607: Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 640: Advanced Pharmacology 3
NURS 605: Health Policy 3
TOTAL

Year 4 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 608: Epidemiology and Population Health 3
TOTAL 3

Year 4 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 641: Clinical Management / FNP I (225 hours) 6
NURS 710: Foundations of the DNP Project 3
TOTAL 9

Year 4 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 642: Clinical Management / FNP II (225 hours) 6
NURS 722: DNP Project I (50 Hours) 2
TOTAL 8

Year 5 - Summer

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 723: DNP Project II (50 hours) 2
NURS 713: Advancements in Information, Quality and Safety 3
TOTAL 5

Year 5 - Fall

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 643: Clinical Management / FNP III (225 hours) 6
NURS 725: DNP Project III (50 hours) 3
TOTAL 9

Year 5 - Spring

COURSE CREDIT
NURS 699: Clinical Immersion (225 hours) 5
NURS 730: Project Defense (50 hours) 1
TOTAL 6
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