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Earn your online DNP from the leader in doctoral nursing education.1

Are you ready to play a bigger role in patient outcomes? In our DNP program’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialization, you’ll learn from experienced, practicing FNPs as you explore how to assess, diagnose, and treat patients of all ages. As a graduate of this DNP program, you’ll be academically prepared to sit for the national family nurse practitioner certification exam.

A DNP-FNP program prepares nurses to become advanced-practice nurses who manage disease prevention, health promotion, and restorative care in patients from birth through older adulthood.

Treat Patients at All Stages

Focus on the proactive diagnosis and management of primary healthcare needs for children, adolescents, and adults.

Be an Advocate for Women

Promote health and wellness in your female patients through compassionate education, diagnosis, and treatment.

Skip the Traveling

The only travel required is to your local practicum. We can even help you find the ideal preceptor and clinical site for you.

Start With Your BSN

Many of our DNP specializations offer a BSN entry point if you’re ready to move your career forward—but don’t have your MSN.

Program Savings

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Choose the Path That Is Right for You

Choose the BSN to DNP track if you are a registered nurse (RN) and have earned your bachelor’s in nursing degree.

Choose the MSN to DNP track if you are a registered nurse (RN) and have earned your master’s in nursing degree.

FINANCIAL AID

Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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Program Savings

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Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations (BSN-DNP track): You must have a current, active RN license, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent from an accredited school and meet the general admission requirements.

Program Admission Considerations (MSN-DNP track): You must have a current, active RN license, a Master of Science in Nursing or equivalent from an accredited school and meet the general admission requirements.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts.

Become a Catalyst for Better Healthcare

With Walden’s DNP-FNP program, you’ll be empowered to reach your potential as a clinician and healthcare change-maker. Coursework in this specialization prepares you to provide holistic, evidence-based care through life’s transitionary stages, from birth to end of life. Learn to use advanced clinical judgment to diagnose and treat illness, advocate for patients, and encourage them to live healthier lives.

Walden practicum coordinators are available to assist you in meeting your practicum requirements. Explore our FAQ document for answers to some of the most common questions.

Meet Your Academic Team

  • Nancy Moss

    Program Director

    With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Moss is a certified nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner (FNP). With deep expertise in online learning, she has developed and implemented curricula for various nursing programs, including a university nurse-midwifery program and nurse-midwifery practices for rural communities.

  • Deborah Lewis

    Deborah Lewis

    Core Faculty

    Dr. Lewis has taught nursing and informatics courses at all levels and at several universities as well as taught and coordinated healthcare informatics academic programs. Dr. Lewis also has worked as a researcher in the area of consumer health informatics.

  • Maria Ojeda

    Maria Ojeda

    Core Faculty

    Prior to joining Walden, Dr. Ojeda worked as a nurse scientist at a major hospital system. She is a nationally certified family nurse practitioner, licensed in the state of Florida since 1999. Her clinical experience is in adult medicine, geriatrics, employee/occupational health, and women’s health.

Career Outlook

The demand for nurse practitioners is growing, due to an aging population and increased emphasis on preventive care. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for NPs are expected to soar 52% through 2029—a rate much faster than average for all occupations.2

A DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner degree can provide clinical autonomy and the professional satisfaction that comes with guiding patients through their healthcare journey. Prepare yourself for new career opportunities and become a catalyst for better outcomes in your healthcare facility and community.

A DNP-FNP program can academically prepare you to work in settings such as:

  • Family practice/primary care
  • Retail clinics
  • Internal medicine
  • Women's health
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

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