DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner Program | University of Portland

DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Please Note: The DNP-FNP program is placing a 1-year pause on accepting new students. Please contact with any questions.

This program is designed for registered nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) or a master's degree in nursing seeking the DNP degree and preparation as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). The FNP is a health care professional who is prepared to work independently, and collaboratively with other health care professionals, diagnose and manage acute and chronic health conditions, and promote health and wellness to families and individuals of all ages. 

Program Information 

Program Highlights

  • 960 hours of clinical experience
  • Intentionally small cohorts that allow for personalized attention from faculty
  • Focus on integrative health
  • Option to add a focus on palliative care (4 credits)
  • Practice independently in a variety of primary care health environments
  • Translate best evidence into practice
  • Demonstrate leadership in macro and micro health care systems
  • Proactively strive for social justice
    • Actively address health disparities
    • Function with cultural humility as practitioners who relate effectively with diverse and underserved individuals, families, and populations

Contact Us

Interested in the DNP-FNP program? Looking for more information?

  • Email the School of Nursing & Health Innovations at
  • Call the School of Nursing & Health Innovations at 503.943.7211


The University of Portland’s DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program meets the state educational requirements for FNP licensure in Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, Texas, Georgia, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, North Dakota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, Florida, and Montana. The University of Portland has not determined whether the program meets the FNP licensure requirements for other states but can do so on a case by case basis. Please contact Stacey Boatright at if you have questions about a state not listed above.

The University of Portland is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to conduct practice experiences in the state of Washington for the DNP-FNP program.