The Doctor of Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP-FNP) program prepares the post BSN student to complete the requirements for certification as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in the role of a family nurse practitioner (FNP) and as a clinical healthcare leader. The DNP-FNP graduate elevates, translates, and integrates science to influence direct and indirect health outcomes not only for individuals but for populations and healthcare systems.The DNP-FNP program delivery method combines an online and hybrid learning format for core DNP & FNP courses, FNP clinical experiences, and DNP healthcare practice hours. The program of study consists of 78 credit hours to be completed in seven, full-time academic semesters. Students must complete 1000 practice hours, a minimum of 50% of these practice hours must be FNP clinical hours. All DNP students complete a DNP project during their program of study.
Grade Requirements: To earn the DNP degree, candidates must successfully complete all DNP program courses with a grade of “B-” or higher and maintain an overall program GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Program Code: Nursing Practice (2060DNP) with Concentration/Emphasis in Family Nurse Practitioner (2062).
Admission is competitive; therefore, the criteria listed on the application form should be considered as minimum standards.
Applicants must apply for admission to the DNP-FNP Nursing program. Applications may be obtained online on the Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing website http://weber.edu/nursing.
Applications must be completed and on file by the admission cycle application deadline. An application fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted. Admission applications are reviewed by the Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing Program Admissions and Advancement Committee. Applicants are notified of committee decision by email and via US postal mail. Admission requirements are outlined on the applicant website available at http://weber.edu/nursing.
The DNP-FNP Program is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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** The ACEN will conduct the initial accreditation visit Fall, 2020.