The DNP is a bachelor’s to doctorate program designed to meet the changing needs and requirements of the profession. The program builds on the current master’s in FNP program, providing a seamless path to the DNP for currently certified FNP’s.
In addition, the DNP program will serve as a natural and seamless pathway for post-master’s students who have completed the M.S., Family Nurse Practitioner Program to meet the educational requirements as a DNP.
The curriculum is designed to be a rigorous sequence of courses and experiences in advanced nursing practice. Designed to be completed in approximately 33 months for students choosing to pursue the curriculum full time, the 80 credit hour DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner Program requires completion of core courses (30 credit hours), research courses (6 credit hours), advanced practice nursing courses (30 credit hours), DNP project and practicum requirements (14 credit hours), and includes over 1000 hours of post-baccalaureate supervised clinical practice. The curriculum incorporates core areas of graduate nursing, advanced practice nursing, and the DNP Essentials as espoused by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
Successful graduates will hold a FNP Certificate in New York State and will be eligible to sit for the National Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).