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We continue to monitor and prepare for additional cases in Iowa and will adjust the university schedule or classes as needed. Please check our COVID-19 webpage for updates and other information.

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Family Nurse Practitioner

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The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration consists of 81 credits and can be completed in three years full-time or five years part-time. Classes are hybrid, meeting face-to-face the first and third Thursdays of each month. Cohorts are limited to 20 students. Students will complete 1,000 clinical hours specific to their concentration.

Students desiring the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration will be eligible for national certification and practice to the full scope of their license.

Graduate DNP-FNP students are competent, compassionate caregivers who will:

  • Provide excellent patient care using evidence-based practice
  • Collaborate with inter-professional teams
  • Apply ethical perspectives to decision-making
  • Advocate health care access for all
  • Manage the business of health care effectively
  • Inform practice with current research
  • Use technology to support practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the issues and trends related to health care and socio-economic policies
  • Womb to tomb care