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  School of Nursing 2021-2023 Postbaccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Programs Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum  

Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

The postbaccalaureate doctor of nursing practice (DNP) family nurse practitioner (FNP) program prepares nurses to assume the role of primary care provider for patients from birth until the end of life. The curriculum provides a combination of theory and practicum experiences. The School of Nursing offers students the opportunity to learn from experienced and nationally recognized faculty who are all actively engaged in teaching and clinical practice. Students receive mentoring and individualized attention from faculty throughout the program based on the student's needs.

Curriculum: The postbaccalaureate DNP family nurse practitioner program is 75 credits with 810 precepted practicum hours. The program can be completed through part-time or full-time study.

The following are the required courses for this program:

Core Courses
  • NURS 5104 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 5105 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3)
  • ADHA 5107 - Advanced Health Assessment (3)
D.N.P. Core Courses
  • NURS 6010 - Clinical Scholarship (2)
  • NURS 6060 - Clinical Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 6930 - Information Technology for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 6040 - Determinants of Health (3)
  • NURS 6780 - Health Care Economics and Business Practices for Advanced Practice Nurses (3)
  • NURS 6880 - Leadership for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6980 - Epidemiology and Population Health (3)
  • NURS 6033 - Quality and Safety for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6020 - Management and Analysis of Health Data for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6940 - Evidence Translation and Implementation Science (3)
  • NURS 6030 - D.N.P. Project Planning and Proposal Development (3)
  • NURS 6031 - D.N.P. Project Implementation (2)
  • NURS 6032 - D.N.P. Project Evaluation and Dissemination (2)
Specialty Courses
  • AGPC 6600 - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory 1 (3)
  • AGPC 6610 - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum 1 (3) (135 clinical hours)
  • AGPC 6620 - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory 2 (3)
  • AGPC 6630 - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum 2 (3) (135 clinical hours)
  • AGPC 6640 - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory 3 (3)
  • AGPC 6650 - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum 3 (3) (180 clinical hours)
  • AGPC 6660 - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory 4 (3)
  • AGPC 6670 - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Practicum 4 (3) (180 clinical hours)
  • FHNP 6750 - Family Centered Primary Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents Theory (3)
  • FHNP 6760 - Family Centered Primary Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents Practicum (3) (180 clinical hours)

In addition to the successful completion of the above course requirements, all DNP students must meet all the DNP project requirements set forth by the program.

A student who does not complete their DNP project during the project-related courses will be registered for a 1-credit project continuation course in subsequent semesters until the project is complete.

The minimum number of combined clinical practicum and DNP project experience hours is 1000. Students, however, may be required to complete more than 1000 hours to meet minimum competency requirements for graduation and certification(when applicable).
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