DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner Program

This program is designed for registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 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 hands-on 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

Admission Information

  • The application to begin the DNP-FNP program in summer (May) 2021 is available.
  • No library, technology, application or distance learning fees.
  • Inquire about our corporate tuition discount!
  • Applications for summer 2021 are open and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the following deadline:
    • April 1, 2021

Contact Us

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

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