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Post-Bachelor’s DNP in Family Nurse Practitioner

The importance of family nurse practitioners in health care cannot be overstated. In this DNP track, you’ll be trained to meet a range of health care needs for individuals regardless of their age, from parents and their young children to the elderly, with a special focus on community, family and trust building.

Program Overview

The contributions of family nurse practitioners to the patient care experience — and to the community as a whole — are great. Assisting primary care physicians is only the beginning; you’ll be working closely with patients throughout their lives, conducting physical exams, diagnosing illnesses, managing chronic and acute physical and mental conditions, and prescribing medications. This DNP track prepares you for this multifaceted role, developing clinical and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to thrive independently and as a member of a primary care team.

The family nurse practitioner track can be pursued either part time or full time. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to take a national exam for family nurse practitioner certification.

Curriculum and Requirements

Course Listing 

DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner Program (75 credits)

BMS 515Advanced Pathophysiology I3
NUR 500Biostatistics1
NUR 514Epidemiology & Evidence-Based Practice3
NUR 516Health Policy and Organizational Systems3
NUR 520LAdvanced Health Assessment I Lab2
NUR 520Advanced Health Assessment I3
NUR 522Advanced Pathophysiology II (BMS 516)3
NUR 524Principles of ECG Interpretation1
NUR 528Principles of Radiography2
NUR 530Advanced Pharmacology3
NUR 602Principles of Ethical Theory in Nursing1
NUR 610Clinical Scholarship and Inquiry in Nursing2
NUR 610PBLDNP Project I2
NUR 612Leadership and Collaboration for Change in Health Care2
NUR 612PBLDNP Project II2
NUR 630Advanced Health Assessment II3
NUR 630LAdvanced Health Assessment II Lab2
NUR 631Introduction to Clinical Practicum & Seminar1
NUR 632Health Promotion and Advocacy3
NUR 634Reproductive Health Problems in Primary Care3
NUR 636Common Problems in Primary Care3
NUR 637Clinical Fellowship4
NUR 638Laboratory Diagnosis2
NUR 642Complex Problems in Primary Care3
NUR 650Special Topics in Family Psychopharmacology1
NUR 651Family Health Practicum and Seminar I3
NUR 652Primary Care of the Child and Family I3
NUR 653Family Health Practicum and Seminar II3
NUR 654Primary Care of the Child and Family II3
NUR 655Family Health Practicum and Seminar III1
NUR 656Pediatric Assessment1
NUR 657Family Health Practicum and Seminar IV3
Total Credits75

NUR 514 and NUR 516 are offered online or on-ground (space available basis)

Curriculum Note:

The semester by semester Learning Pathway for this program is available in the School of Nursing.

The curriculum for this program is subject to modification as deemed necessary by the nursing faculty to provide students with the most meaningful educational experience and to remain current with professional standards and guidelines.

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 


Council on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-463-6930
Fax: 202-785-8320

Program Outcomes

The objectives of the DNP program are to prepare graduates for advanced nursing practice who are capable of providing holistic health care for diverse individuals, families or populations in a variety of settings. Specifically, the program seeks to produce graduates who:

  1. Demonstrate clinical reasoning through an understanding of science and evidence-based practice.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate quality improvement initiatives across the systems in which health care is delivered.
  3. Analyze and critique the available evidence for best practices in health care.
  4. Apply technology and information fluency to conduct practice inquiry.
  5. Advocate for rational health policies to improve patient care and enhance effective use of resources.
  6. Demonstrate leadership through interprofessional collaboration to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  7. Direct health promotion and disease prevention efforts to improve patient and population health outcomes.
  8. Provide competent, culturally sensitive and ethically based care to individuals and/or populations in a defined specialty of advanced nursing practice.