Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner

Ranked #46 for Regional Universities Midwest by US News & World Report

CCNE Accredited Online DNP-FNP Program from Walsh University in Ohio

The online Family Nurse Practitioner program at Walsh University is accredited by the CCNE.

DNP-FNP Program Online from Walsh University

Approved Institution - National Council for State Authorization

Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner

Your Pathway to Meaningful Leadership

In Walsh University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP-FNP) track, you will gain didactic and clinical experiences that will position you to lead patient care across the lifespan as you earn the highest credential available for clinical nursing practice.

Online BSN to DNP-FNP

In Walsh University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP-FNP) track, you will:

  • Prepare to deliver evidence-based care that focuses on the health needs of unique populations and cultures
  • Develop advanced clinical and leadership skills
  • Leverage health care technologies to transform health care
  • Promote health care policy that prioritizes the needs of patients

While earning your BSN to DNP-FNP, you will conveniently earn your MSN credential along the way.

Learn more by getting your program guide.


Online BSN to DNP-FNP Fast Facts

  • Choose a Convenient Pathway to Leadership
    • Complete your DNP in as little as two more semesters than earning an MSN (74 credits total)
    • Choose from three intakes a year so you can start when it makes sense for you
    • Study in 8- and 16-week courses designed for the working professional
    • Obtain 1,150 clinical hours
    • Take advantage of flexible financial aid
  • Learn within a Supportive Community
    • Work with a placement coordinator who will support you with a preceptor and clinical sites for your clinicals
    • Connect with engaged faculty of experienced nurses and benefit from small class sizes
    • Receive proactive, dedicated support and one-on-one coaching to help you succeed

    Walsh University Recognition

    Reach your goals at a school recognized for its value and academic excellence.

    • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
    • #58 in Best Value Schools (U.S. News and World Report)
    • #46 in Regional Universities Midwest (U.S. News and World Report)
    • #5 in the 50 Best Nursing Schools in Ohio (Nursing Schools Almanac) 
    • 2018 graduates had a 97% pass rate on the AANP Certification Board Exam

    Online DNP-FNP Program Curriculum

    Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online DNP-FNP program. For a full list, please download a brochure.

    NURS 610 – Advanced Pathophysiology

    This course focuses on the interrelationships of human biological systems, biochemical, genetic and cellular concepts, providing the framework for the study of advanced pathological concepts. Case studies illustrate theoretical concepts and assist in the application of theory to practice.

    NURS 642 – Clinical Pharmacology

    Clinical pharmacology builds upon NURS 612 Advanced Pharmacology. Specific requirements, responsibilities, interprofessionalism, and concerns as an APN prescriber, including safe prescription writing and medication management of patients throughout the life span, including persons with multiple chronic conditions (MCC), will be comprehensively reviewed.

    NURS 647 – Care of the Adult and Elderly with Multiple Chronic Conditions

    This course focuses on the intricacies and interrelationships between disease processes, human physiology, and pharmacologic and other treatment modalities inherent in the care of the adult or elderly patient with multiple chronic healthcare conditions (MCC). (150 clinical hours).

    NURS 649 – FNP V: Capstone

    This course serves as the capstone experience for the FNP program and synthesizes all material from previous FNP courses. In addition, this course will explore legal and governing issues that impact advance practice. Didactic and clinical experiences promote transition into practice. This course requires 200 clinical hours.

    MBA 723 – Healthcare Finance/Economic

    This course explores healthcare specific financial policies and issues, analytical framework and economic transformation for financial decisions (such as investment and working capital), methods of financial management, insurance coverage and financing. In addition, the course focuses on the ability to apply economic and population health models to address health service issues and problems.