Family Nurse Practitioner, D.N.P.
The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) is a practice degree designed to prepare nurses as clinical practitioners/scholars to assume advanced practice clinical roles. The curricular plan is designed for the student who has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). The degree prepares graduates to provide direct patient management in primary care across many complex health systems as well as population based and application science to improve patient outcomes. Graduates will be prepared to lead and care for diverse populations in the community they serve. Graduates are employed in a variety of primary care settings ranging from emergency departments, federally qualified health centers, urban and rural family practice/primary care practices.
This curriculum prepares nurses to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner national certification.
- Identify direct and indirect clinical problems in complex health settings and work with interprofessional teams to address them.
- Differentiate theoretical knowledge as it applies to direct or indirect clinical care.
- Translate evidence to address population health problems.
- Integrate data bases and information literacy in designing interventions for advanced practice.
- Execute evidence-based interventions to improve health care outcomes.
The FNP, DNP program offers one entry point for students:
B.S.N. entry - a student must hold a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from a program that is nationally accredited.
Requirements for Earning the D.N.P. Degree include:
- Doctoral residency of at least 18 graduate credit hours for three consecutive major semesters. Enrollment in a summer term is not required to maintain continuity, but credits earned during summer terms (including May session) will count toward the 18 hours required for Residency. The residency requirement may be met only after admission to the D.N.P. program;
- Completion of an approved program of study;
- Comprehensive assessment through defense of project proposal;
- Completion of a research utilization / evidence-based practice project and oral defense.
Required Courses (74 hours)
|NURS 702||Pharmacologic Mgmt in Pediatric, Adult, & Gerontological Patients Across Hlthcare Delivery Continuum||3|
|NURS 704||Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 1||3|
|NURS 707||Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses||3|
|NURS 717||Application of Basic Statistics for Nursing Practice & Service Management||3|
|NURS 718||Diagnostic Interpretation and Therapeutic Modalities||3|
|NURS 720||Clinical Application of Population Analysis||3|
|NURS 737||Foundations for DNP Development||3|
|NURS 756||Advanced Primary Care of Children for the FNP||2|
|NURS 757||Primary Care of Women for Advanced Nursing 1||2|
|NURS 758||Acute Problems in Primary Care for the FNP 2||6|
|NURS 759||Management of Common Chronic Health Problems for the FNP 1, 2||6|
|NURS 760||Family Nurse Practitioner Legal, Ethical, and Role Transition||2|
|NURS 760A||Family Nurse Practitioner Role Practicum ( ) 2||2|
|NURS 779||Health Policy 2||3|
|NURS 780||Organizational Theories and Systems in Healthcare||3|
|NURS 781||Applied Technology in Health Care||3|
|NURS 783||Clinical Project Immersion & Proposal Development 2||3|
|NURS 790||Research Methods for Nursing||3|
|NURS 805||Advanced Nursing Leadership||3|
|NURS 808||Advanced Nursing in Population Health||3|
|NURS 817||Application of Statistics for Evidence Based Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 819||Evidence and Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 897||DNP Project Preparation and Residency 2||6|
|Total Credit Hours||74|
Indicates on campus immersion course.
Indicates practicum course.