Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal degree in nursing that prepares Registered Nurses (RNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to practice at the highest level of the profession. The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track of the DNP program prepares registered nurses for advanced clinical practice and leadership roles. The FNP provides direct patient care to families and individuals across the lifespan in a broad array of practice settings. This track prepares students to meet the educational eligibility requirements to take a national certification examination through American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). In the FNP track, students obtain 700 clinical hours composed of simulation and direct patient care.

Contact Information:

Questions related to the track should be directed to the FNP Lead Faculty, Dr. Jolie Wildinger at 

Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Fall Application Deadline: Application and all admission requirements must be submitted prior to May 1 or until seats are filled.

Pricing structure for DNP programs:JSU Tuition and Fees

*JSU offers distance/online educational programs/tracks; to facilitate a positive learning experience for our students. To achieve this goal, some on campus requirements may be required. On campus events may include, but are not limited to, orientation to programs/tracks, on site simulated learning experiences, and dissemination of scholarly projects.

  1. Each applicant must satisfy minimum requirements for admission to graduate studies.
  2. A completed graduate studies application
  3. Official transcript with cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the baccalaureate nursing program or the last 60 hours of baccalaureate nursing program (the higher of the two).
  4. Undergraduate science courses satisfy a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution certified by a National Accreditation Agency.
  6. Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in the United States.
  7. Current resume or curriculum vitae
  8. Favorable recommendation from the DNP admissions committee.

Graduates of the FNP track are academically qualified to meet the eligibility requirements to take the Family Nurse Practitioner Examination sponsored by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPBC) and/or the Family Nurse Practitioner Examination sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Family Nurse Practitioners also are licensed by the states in which they practice and are subject to the rules and regulations of that state’s practice act.

Jacksonville State University
College of Health Professions and Wellness | JSU Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner BSN-DNP Plan of Study

Fall Year 1
NU702 BSN-DNP Online Orientation (0)
NU708 Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care (3)
NU712 Clinical Prevention & Population Health (3)

Spring Year 1
NU613 Physio-pathological Basis of Advanced Nursing (3)
NU713 Organizational & Systems Leadership for APN (3)

Summer Year 1
NU620 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses (3)
NU710 Healthcare Policy & Finance (3)

Fall Year 2
NU607 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
NU707 Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)

Spring Year 2
FNP668 Adv Family NP I (3)
FNP669 Adv Family NP Practicum I (70 Clinical Hours) (1)
FNP671 Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & Issues for FNP (2)

Summer Year 2
FNP672 Adv Family NP II (3)
FNP673 Adv Family NP Practicum II (210 Clinical Hours) (3)

Fall Year 3
FNP674 Adv Family NP III
FNP675 Adv Family NP Practicum III (210 Clinical Hours) (3)

Spring Year 3
FNP676 Adv Family NP IV
FNP677 Adv Family NP Practicum IV (210 Clinical Hours) (3)
*At this point students will receive their MSN and continue the next four semesters to earn their DNP

Summer Year 3
FNP796 FNP Project Planning & Development (3)
NU716 Interprofessional Healthcare and Informatics (3)

Fall Year 4
FNP797 FNP Residency I (210 Clinical Hours) (3)
NU711 Biostatistics and Translating Evidence (3)

Spring Year 4
FNP798 Family NP Residency II (210 Clinical Hours) (3)
NU715 Innovative Leadership and Collaboration in Healthcare (3)

Summer Year 4
FNP799 Family NP Residency III (210 Clinical Hours) (3)

Total Credits-69

Printable PDF FNP Plan of Study

State Approval of Online Programs:

We strive to provide quality nursing education to a wide network of current and future healthcare providers. Each state has its own process for approving out-of-state distance education programs. All JSU Nursing programs may not be available in all states. Please contact us for more information about availability of JSU distance education programs in your state. Prospective students considering the RN-BSN, MSN, BSN to DNP or post-Master’s DNP should contact:

Tammy Johnson ( (256) 782-8489

*The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Jacksonville State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.