The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a Family Nurse Practitioner major is a 75 semester hour curriculum to prepare registered nurses to deliver primary health care to clients of all ages focusing on diverse population and health care needs. The curriculum is designed to prepare experienced nurses to be primary care providers in Texas, across the US and around the globe. The program is ideal for current and future missionary nurses and others interested in underserved populations and global health. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, disease prevention, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and advanced skills. Students have the option of completing part of their required clinical hours at an international site with faculty supervision.
Family Nurse Practitioner Objectives
Graduates from the DNP/FNP will be prepared to:
Upon successful completion of the course of study, graduates will be eligible to sit for national Family Nurse Practitioner certification examinations offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The program of study conforms to the education guidelines from the State of Texas and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).