Family Nurse Practitioner

Academics & Admissions

The Family Nurse Practitioner DNP program prepares you to provide care for patients of all ages, using a broad-based perspective with a family practice approach.

Program Overview

Fall deadline

April 15th deadline for Fall admission

Credits and hours

75 credits


4-year or 5-year
study plans

At Rutgers School of Nursing, we prepare family nurse practitioners to promote, maintain, and restore the health of individuals and families across the continuum — in pediatrics, women’s health, and adult and geriatric health. Students are equipped to practice in a primary care/community-based setting.

Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for national board certification.

Persephone Vargas

Meet the Specialty Director

Dr. Persephone Vargas is an Associate Professor and the Specialty Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She is an experienced and dynamic educator and clinician who is a passionate advocate of elevating the nursing profession through leadership in nursing education, patient care and research.

Information Sessions

Learn more at an: In person Information session, Online Information session, or make an appointment with an admissions counselor.