DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner
The Post-Bacc Family Nurse Practitioner DNP program prepares nurses to assume the role of primary care provider for patients from birth until the end of life, promoting, maintaining, and restoring the health of individuals and families. Graduates will be eligible to sit for certification through the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The program is designed for either part-time or full-time study.
Choosing to prepare as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) at Rutgers is very rewarding as it provides you with a depth and breadth of knowledge that will serve as a professional. This educational preparation allows students to provide care across the continuum in pediatrics, women's health, or adult and geriatric health. Students may also choose to continue the broad based perspective and continue in family practice with a family practice approach. We prepare students so that they can function in a primary care/community based setting. Also, since many students would ultimately like to teach in an FNP program, we can individualize an experience in the area of teaching and education.
All of the in-person classes are held at the Newark campus only.
Follow this link to view Doctor of Nursing Practice Outcomes
Credits to Completion
The Post-Bacc DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Program is 74 credits with 675 clinical hours devoted to precepted NP practice and 500 mentored hours in which the student develops, implements, evaluates, and disseminates their project.
Plans of Study
Deadline to Apply
- Apply by April 15 for Fall Term
- Apply by October 15 for Spring Term