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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Curriculum

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

BSN-DNP Core:

  • 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

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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

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial transcripts from Colleges & Universities with All Nursing Coursework & Nursing Degrees
  • Nursing GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Intent
  • Copy of current RN license
  • A background check will be required for students participating in clinical practice
  • The following may be requested of students with a GPA of 3.0 or lower
    • GRE/GMAT scored
    • Letters of Recommendation

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