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. Full-time coursework is completed in 9 semesters, including online learning and on campus deep dive learning immersions. See the Graduate Program Weekend Immersion Calendar for the current immersion schedule. 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.
The DNP-FNP curriculum is structured to assist students in meeting:
The NP to DNP curriculum is structured to assist students in meeting:
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The bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs at the University of Portland School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.