Skip to header Skip to Content Skip to Footer
A nurse examining a child’s arm

Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP (Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration)

Become a Nursing Professional With Advanced-Practice Nursing Skills
  • Exam

    Graduates Will Be Eligible To Take The ANCC Or AANP Certification Exam For Family Nurse Practitioners

  • 8

    Program Can Be Completed In As Few As Eight Semesters

Doctor of Nursing Family Nurse Program Overview
program completion feature
program completion feature

Learn To

Integrate science from nursing and other disciplines to identify, develop, and evaluate practice change initiatives that improve individual and population health

Demonstrate leadership within healthcare systems to adopt strategies to improve quality and safety

Incorporate knowledge of evidence-based practice into advanced decision-making through the evaluation and translation of evidence into practice

Analyze, apply and integrate appropriate information and technology that will improve and transform care at the individual and population level

Critically analyze health policy to develop and implement health care reform that advocates for social justice and equity

Alumni work as:

Maintain patient records; perform physical exams; order or perform diagnostic tests; prescribe medications; develop treatment plans; and treat acute and chronic illnesses, conditions and injuries that fall under primary care. (Source)

Assess, diagnose, order, and interpret medical tests, prescribe medications, and collaborate in the care of patients. (Source)

Serve as faculty in nursing schools and teaching hospitals, sharing knowledge and skills to prepare the next generation of nurses. (Source)

Plan departmental activities, evaluate doctors and other hospital employees, create and maintain policies, help develop procedures for medical treatments, quality assurance, patient services, and public relations activities such as active participation in fundraising and community health planning. (Source)

Take temporary nursing positions in high-need areas. Jump into hospitals, clinics, and other facilities, giving patients across the country quality care. (Source)