Main Content

DNP Family Nurse Practitioner

BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner student during an on-campus intensiveThe family nurse practitioner program prepares graduates at the doctoral level to provide comprehensive primary health care to individuals and families throughout the lifespan and across the continuum of health. Program emphasis is on health promotion, preventive health services, health education and counseling, and diagnosis and management of acute episodic and chronic illnesses to include prescribing medications and treatments. Interprofessional collaboration with the health care team is integrated throughout the curriculum.

Clinical and didactic course work at TCU prepares you for clinical practice in a variety of primary care settings, such as family practice, internal medicine, community health centers, rural health centers, academic health centers, nurse-managed clinics, school-based clinics and retail clinics.

Graduates will be eligible for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP).

Clinical Experience

One year of full-time experience or its equivalent as a registered nurse is preferred.

*Only accepting students that reside in Texas and New Mexico

Program Highlights

  • Admission requirements
  • Online format
  • Summer term admission
  • 67 hours total (includes 1,000 minimum clinical hours)
  • Three years full-time or four years part-time
  • Clinical practicum experiences with qualified preceptors take place close to home when possible
  • On-Campus Intensives for skills development (two required)

See the course catalog to learn more about our curriculum.