DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Program Overview

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialization of Nursing@Georgetown’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program enables registered nurses who currently hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to take on leadership roles in primary care environments. FNPs with doctoral training ensure their teams and organizations provide evidence-based care that is ethically sound and current with developments in nursing science. DNP-prepared FNPs oversee the care of individuals and families and collaborate with providers to improve the overall patient experience.    

The FNP specialization prepares students to work in family practice and clinical care settings. With course work in biostatistics, ethics, epidemiology, and economics, they develop a well-rounded perspective on the health system. Through clinical rotations, graduates gain the practical expertise and leadership experience necessary to supervise teams and manage care in their communities.

FNP Curriculum 

By integrating nursing science, evidence-based care, ethical principles, and leadership skills, the FNP curriculum can position you to advance your career to the highest level in primary care settings.

Offered on a full-time basis, the FNP specialization includes:

  • 69 credits
  • Eight 15-week terms
  • 1,000 clinical hours (700 FNP, 300 DNP)
  • Two on-campus intensives

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Board Certification and Licensure 

As a graduate of Nursing@Georgetown’s FNP specialization of the DNP program, you will be prepared to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANP) for board certification and credentialing. 

You must also meet state requirements (including criminal history, mental or physical disability, and disciplinary action) to obtain licensure. 

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to advance your nursing career with the online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Georgetown University, request more information about Nursing@Georgetown today.

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