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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

 

Registered Nurse with a BSN seeking the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree?

Our doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree prepares students to be family nurse practitioners (FNP) at the doctoral level. The FNP is a healthcare professional who is prepared to work independently, and collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, to diagnose and manage acute and chronic health conditions, and promote health and wellness to families and individuals of all ages. This practice doctoral program prepares nurses to provide health services at the highest level of clinical nursing practice. The DNP-FNP program is 78 credits in length. 

Successful completion of this program qualifies graduates to take the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination or the American Nurses Credentialing Center Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination

Program Highlights

  • 1000 hours of hands-on clinical experience
  • Integrative health approach to practice
  • Intentionally small cohorts that allow for personalized attention from faculty
  • Full-time coursework completed in 9 semesters
  • Online learning & on campus deep dive learning immersions
  • Program Outcomes

Supplemental Materials:

BSN-FNP SAMPLE Program of Study

Graduate Program Weekend Immersion Calendar

 

Already a nurse practitioner (NP) seeking the DNP degree?

Registered nurses who currently are nurse practitioners retain their specialty and earn the DNP degree. This NP to DNP program is 45 credits. Full time coursework is completed in 5 semesters.

Program Highlights

  • Core doctoral courses
  • 2 year program of study
  • Small cohorts that allow for personalized attention from faculty
  • Integrative health approach to practice 
  • Program Outcomes

The NP to DNP curriculum is structured to assist students in meeting:

Supplemental Materials:

NP to DNP SAMPLE Program of Study


Admission Information

Contact Us

Interested in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program? Questions? Looking for more information?

  • Email the School of Nursing at nursing@up.edu
  • Call the School of Nursing at 503.943.7211

CCNE SealThe bachelor's and doctoral programs at the University of Portland School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.