Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) plan of study in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares registered nurses (RNs) with a baccalaureate or master's degree to function as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in the FNP role.

As an FNP, you will be trained to conduct comprehensive health assessments, diagnose and manage acute illnesses (with appropriate referral), manage chronic conditions and serve as the primary health care providers in many settings. Students are able to design models of health care delivery, evaluate clinical outcomes, identify and manage the health care needs of diverse populations, and use technology and information to transform the field. 

In Addition, you will be able to provide patient care in a variety of practice settings, including: homes, hospitals, offices, schools, community health centers, rural health centers, public and private clinics, and private practices. 

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Sarah Hubbell, MSN, RN, CNL Current DNP/FNP StudentThe emphasis on social justice is a big part of what drew me to USF. The DNP/FNP program at USF stands out because it combines family nurse practitioner preparation with a rich curriculum of ethics, epidemiology, health systems, and evidence-based practice. We are learning not only to be nurse practitioners, but also to be agents of change in health care."

Sarah Hubbell, MSN, RN, CNL, Current DNP/FNP Student

State Authorization

Please check our State Authorization Status List for the states and territories from which we can enroll students in specific online degree programs.