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BSN to DNP Nursing: Nurse Practitioner

A pathway that prepares skilled NPs for work in clinics, hospitals, schools, correctional facilities, local health departments, corporations and state or federal agencies.

BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner

The Fran & Earl Ziegler College of Nursing is no longer accepting applications to the Master of Science FNP program.  Students who are interested in becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner should click on the button below for the BSN to DNP page.  

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About the Family Nurse Practitioner Pathway

This pathway is designed to prepare skilled Nurse Practitioners for work in clinics, schools, correctional facilities and organizations such as local health departments, corporations and state or federal agencies. Health promotion and disease prevention are integral in the NP’s practice. Graduates of this program are registered nurses with advanced education who are able to assess, make medical and nursing diagnoses, manage health care, prescribe medicines and evaluate care for persons who are ill, injured and/or have chronic diseases.

The Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum prepares graduates to apply for and sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center and/or American Association of Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioner-primary care certification exam.  

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)


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Nurse Practitioner Track Options

A Family Nurse Practitioner provides care to persons from newborn through aging, including obstetrics, but not birthing.

Terminal Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be prepared to:

  • Integrate theories from nursing and support sciences to guide practice and role development
  • Use evidence-based and best practice literature to propose and initiate change.
  • Use political acumen to influence health care policy in the promotion of safe, ethical health care delivery.
  • Deliver a broad array of evidence-based, patient-centered nursing interventions to culturally diverse or at risk individuals and populations in a specialized area of practice.
  • Demonstrate expertise in a specialized area of clinical, teaching, and management/administrative practice and/or initial competence in a functional role (advanced practice registered nurse [APRN], educator and administrator).
  • Employ leadership and management skills in decision making to improve nursing care delivery and the care environment.
  • Collaborate with the interprofessional teams to improve nursing care and health care services.
  • Contribute to knowledge dissemination through scholarly activities and communication.
  • Use critical synthesis to effectively manage resources and systems.
  • Demonstrate competency in information analysis, management and technology consistent with role preparation.
  • Engage in lifelong learning and professional development.
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