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Graduate Program:  Family Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice

 The purpose of this DNP track is to prepare family nurse practitioners (FNPs) to become skilled in meeting healthcare needs of individuals and families across the life span. 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 application 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 directed to Nursing Admissions.

Nursing: Nurse Practitioner (Family) (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

Program Description for Nursing

Major: Nursing Concentration: Nurse Practitioner (Family) Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Informational Text

  • Satisfactorily complete all courses required by the program and approved by the university.
  • Satisfactorily complete all clinical requirements.
  • Complete all course work within the prescribed timeline of being admitted into the program.
  • Attain a 3.0 GPA average in all work counting toward the graduate degree.
  • Earn no more than 2 grades of less than B throughout the program.
  • Be in good standing; not subject to any sanction by the University community or School of Nursing.
  • All students in the Brooks College of Health programs will be held accountable to the most recent Code of Ethics, Guides for Professional Conduct and/or Position Statements as developed by their respective disciplines. Refer to your program handbook.
  • Meet graduation requirements applicable to all University students; such as residency hours and final requirements.
  • If you earned graduate level (5000/6000 level) credit from another institution, consult with your Program Director .
  • Apply for graduation online through myWings by the 2nd week of the semester you are graduating (see academic calendar at for specific deadlines).

1st Semester (13 credits)

Fall semester

NGR5003C Health Assessment/Diagnostics (1-4 Credits)

NGR5172 Pharmacotherapeutics (3 Credits)

NGR5141 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 Credits)

NGR6740 Role Dev in Adv Practice Nsg (3 Credits)

2nd Semester (11 credits)

Spring semester

NGR5601C Dx and Manage Acute Cond (5 Credits)

NGR5110 Theory Framework for Practice (3 Credits)

NGR7843 Stat Interp for Adv Prac (3 Credits)

3rd Semester (12 credits)

Summer semester

NGR6602C Hlth Prom of Child, Men, Women (3-6 Credits)

NGR5810 Research Methods for EBP (3 Credits)

NGR7154 Advanced Bioscience (3 Credits)

4th Semester (12 credits)

Fall semester

NGR6603C Diag Manage Chr Cond (6 Credits)

NGR6673 Prin Epidem for Adv Prac (3 Credits)

NGR7179 Adv Pharm Mgt (3 Credits)

5th Semester (11 credits)

Spring semester

NGR7768 Adv Prac Nsg Role Tran (2-3 Credits)

NGR6894 Global Health Care and Culture (3 Credits)

NGR7946 Residency in ANP (1-6 Credits)

NGR7850 Evidence Based Practice I (3 Credits)

6th Semester (11 credits)

Summer semester

NGR7871 Health Informatics for AP (3 Credits)

NGR6892 Pub Pol Impl Adv Prac (3 Credits)

NGR7946 Residency in ANP (1-6 Credits)

NGR7851 Evidence Based Practice II (3 Credits)

7th Semester (8 credits)

Fall semester

NGR7767 Practice Management (3 Credits)

NGR7946 Residency in ANP (1-6 Credits)

NGR7974 Doctoral Project (1-6 Credits)

8th Semester (4 credits)

Spring semester

NGR7974 Doctoral Project (1-6 Credits)

NGR7946 Residency in ANP (1-6 Credits)