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Brooks College of Health

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner

The purpose of this DNP track is to prepare family nurse practitioners (FNPs) to become skilled in meeting the healthcare needs of individuals and families across the lifespan. FNPs concern their practice with the treatment of common, uncomplicated problems and the prevention of disease and disability.  The curriculum for the program is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials for Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice (2006) and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs.

Program graduates will be eligible to take the Family Nurse Practitioner certification examinations. Graduates will also be eligible for licensure as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) by the Florida Board of Nursing.

While this degree track is designed as a BSN-DNP track, those who already hold MSN degrees are welcome to apply for this track if FNP certification is desired. In the past, those individuals possessing MSN degrees would have been directed to make joint applications to the FNP Certificate and generic post-MSN DNP tracks; however, the FNP Certificate track previously offered by the School of Nursing is no longer offered.

The School of Nursing offers both full- and part-time enrollment in this degree program. Questions regarding this track should be emailed to Nursing Admissions.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . December 1

School of Nursing Important Dates

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements and information on how to apply, please visit our Admissions area.

Contact the Program 

Dr. Beth A. Dibble

Asst. Director of Admissions: Nursing Programs
FNP Student Coordinator