AFFORDABLE TUITION AND STREAMLINED CURRICULUM
After completing the master’s curriculum, you can remain enrolled at FNU to complete the DNP. The MSN curriculum incorporates many of the DNP core competencies allowing you to complete the DNP with only 21 additional credits. This streamlined curriculum minimizes your time in the program and makes FNU's DNP degree program one of the most affordable in the country. If you already have an MSN, our Post-Master's DNP degree program is 30 credit hours and designed for certified nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners.
Once you’ve applied and been accepted to the master’s program, you are enrolled and do not have to apply to FNU a second time for your doctoral studies. We encourage students to complete the DNP.
INCREASE YOUR CAREER POTENTIAL
Because of the increasing complexity of health care, there is a strong movement across the United States to require a DNP for entry into advanced practice roles. Although the DNP is not required at this time, we want you to be ready with the best credentials to meet this change. Earning a DNP degree has a number of career benefits. Learn how earning a DNP degree can boost your career.
BECOME A LEADER IN HEALTH CARE
FNU has an excellent reputation for preparing leaders who are firmly rooted in evidence-based practice. Our MSN and DNP curriculums are designed to prepare you to be a leader and change agent in the healthcare system. FNU graduates are driving innovations in healthcare and impacting their communities in incredible ways. Read more about our dynamic graduates in our blog.
BECOME A NURSING EDUCATOR
Nursing schools continue to face a shortage of available faculty. With qualified nursing educators desperately needed in academia, completing your DNP degree can open doors to pursuing a career as faculty.