The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) emphasis 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). The DNP is a terminal nursing degree, which prepares graduates for translational science to influence direct and indirect health outcomes not only for individuals but for populations and healthcare systems.
The DNP-FNP program utilizes a hybrid delivery format with various learning opportunities in didactic, lab, clinical, and community engaged learning experiences. The program of study consists of 75 credit hours to be completed over seven, full-time academic semesters with an optional 8th semester extension available for completion of student project and clinical. Students must complete 1000 DNP practice hours, with a minimum of 500 FNP clinical practice hours. All DNP students complete a DNP project during their program of study, which includes associated practicum hours.
Grade Requirements: To earn the DNP degree, candidates must successfully complete all DNP-FNP program courses with a grade of “B-” or higher, complete all FNP clinical courses with a “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.