BSN-DNPFamily Nurse Practitioner Cognate

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Why Choose Our Program?

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) cognate is a rigorous, full-time program designed to help launch nursing professionals into the highest level they can achieve in the nursing profession. Graduates leave this program ready to take on senior leadership roles and prepared to directly influence health outcomes. 

  • The BSN-DNP/FNP is a hybrid program with NP courses being taught on campus one day a week, while the DNP courses are taught online
  • This program consists of 70 credit hours of FNP and DNP coursework, and students will complete 1000 clinical and residency hours
  • Students will work with faculty who ensure that they receive a clinical placement for their practicum hours
  • Faculty mentors work with students individually throughout their doctoral project

We also offer a BSN-DNP Leadership cognate for BSN nurses who wish to pursue careers in leadership positions within the healthcare system. If you have already earned a Master in Science of Nursing (MSN), you may be interested in our Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

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Virtual information session

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and an admissions counselor to ask questions about our curriculum and admissions process.

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

3:00 p.m.

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All BSN-DNP Nurse Practitioner cognate students are required to complete the following coursework:


  • NUR 514 - Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles
  • NUR 520 - Nursing Theory and Research II
  • NUR 610 - Info Sys & Tech of Advanced Practice
  • NUR 630 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • NUR 652 - Evidenced Based Practice I
  • NUR 660 - Ethics in Clinical Practice
  • NUR 670 - Leadership and Health Policy
  • NUR 690 - Evidence Based Practice II
  • NUR 702 - DNP Practice Project
  • NUR 703 - DNP Residency

BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Cognate:

  • NUR 501 - Advanced Health Assessment
  • NUR 502 - Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NUR 504 - Advanced Pharmacology
  • NUR 509 - Pediatric Health Promo & Disease Management
  • NUR 519 - Primary Care 1
  • NUR 527 - Primary Care 2
  • NUR 529 - Primary Care 3
  • NUR 600 - Org Theory, Healthcare Management & Finance
  • NUR 601 - FNP Practicum I
  • NUR 609 - BSN-DNP Practicum
  • NUR 620 - Adv Diag Reasoning & Treatment II
  • NUR 640 - Clin Manifestations Emerging Therapies

Graduates are prepared for the Family Nurse Practitioner National Certification Exams through American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  After successful completion of the certification exam graduates are prepared to apply for licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the state of Florida.

Increase Your Earning PotentialGet Ready to Take the Next Step in Your Career

Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to take on new and exciting leadership roles in their career. If they choose, they will also qualify to become a nursing educator, as either a DNP or Ph.D. is required to teach at most colleges and universities.

$125,440Average Salary of a DNP Nurse Practitioner from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Terminal DegreeA DNP is one of the highest degree you can earn in the field of nursing, meaning you will be working at the very top of your profession.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for admission

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with All Nursing Coursework & Nursing Degrees
    • If the candidate attended a college or university abroad, an official NACES evaluation of that transcript is required. Choose the course-by-course evaluation with the GPA option.
  • A minimum 3.3 undergraduate nursing GPA on a 4.0 scale is required
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited program and CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited program
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (if applying to a Nurse Practitioner track)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Active U.S. Nursing License
    • Out-of-state applicants must be eligible for endorsement in Florida
    • International students must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be eligible for endorsement in Florida.
  • All international students whose first language is not English are required to submit proof of their proficiency in English, by providing scores for either: IELTS or TOEFL. If submitting score reports, they must be sent directly to Jacksonville University from the testing institutions.

The following may be requested of students with a GPA of 3.0 or below:

  • GRE/GMAT scores
  • Letters of Recommendation


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