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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.

Online DNP-FNP Fast Facts

  • Choose a Convenient Pathway to Leadership
    • Complete your DNP in as little as 3 years full-time (63 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 1,250 clinical hours (750 hours FNP Direct Patient Care, 500 hours DNP Project and Clinicals)
    • 96% FNP Licensure Pass Rates (in 2020-2021)
  • 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

Admissions Requirements

  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • BSN degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Complete of an undergraduate or graduate-level statistics course
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
  • No application fee

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

Upcoming Start Dates
  • Application Deadline:  July 19, 2024 
  • Start Date: Aug 19, 2024 

Online DNP-FNP Program Curriculum

Walsh's contemporary curriculum is aligned with the 2021 AACN Essentials Standards, ensuring students are equipped with the core competencies required to prepare for their board certification. 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 3 sem. hrs.

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 64X – FNP III: Capstone / Primary Care

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 300 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.