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

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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-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is 76.5 credits, full-time, hybrid program with students 8 semesters in just 32 months. Didactic classes are flexible, being offered by practice experts remotely to your home or workplace. Students receive personalized attention and instruction on-campus for four lab courses in our state of the art nurse practitioner suites. Students must complete a total of 750 clinical practice hours to graduate from the program. A DNP project completed during three semesters that involves translational science; focuses on a healthcare intervention and quality improvement project that promotes improvement or change related to the health of individuals and populations or healthcare and systems.

  • 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).
  • CIPC: 513818


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. Admission requirements are outlined on the applicant website available at http://weber.edu/nursing.

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner Emphasis Required Courses (76.5 Credit Hours)

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