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BSN-DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

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The Family Nurse Practitioner program combines educational delivery methods. 5000-6000 level courses are taught in person, on campus. The 7000-9000 level courses feature a hybrid course design in which students come to campus for a three-day intensive every semester and conduct the remainder of their courses with technological support. The total program is 67 credit hours.

Classes meet one or two days a week, depending on course selection for individual semesters. The program takes approximately four years to complete. No GRE is required. Due to course prerequisites, an undergraduate-level course in statistics and a BSN-level course in health assessment are required. Coursework begins every fall semester.  

Have questions about cost?  Please visit our Financial Aid page for current doctoral program tuition and fees.

Have questions?  Please contact Shelley Cassada at (405) 208-5960 or sdcassada@okcu.edu.

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There is no application deadline, so please apply at any time.  

For further information, contact Shelley Cassada (405) 208-5960 or sdcassada@okcu.edu

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the Family Nurse Practitioner program, the applicant must meet the following qualifications:

  • Admission to the university.
  • Official transcripts showing bachelor’s degree in nursing and any post-baccalaureate coursework received directly from the university where the credits were earned.
  • Three letters from professional references, such as the employer, a coworker, or a nursing school faculty member who had the applicant as a student
  • Personally written essay of <750 words that demonstrates effective writing skills and describes how the DNP will help the applicant achieve life and career goals
  • Comprehensive listing of professional accomplishments (CV or full resume)
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Current active licensure as a Registered Nurse (international students will be considered on a case-by-case basis relevant to their country’s equivalent)
  • Applicants for the full-time option must have a minimum of one year of professional nursing experience or the equivalent
  • English proficiency as outlined in the English Proficiency Policy for Admission to NURS Courses

There is no application deadline, so please apply at any time.

No GRE is required. Due to course prerequisites, an undergraduate-level course in statistics and a BSN-level course in health assessment are required. Coursework begins in fall.

Required courses:

The following courses are required to complete the FNP program. 

  • Health Communication and Informatics in Advanced Practice
  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Topics in Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology for Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Health Promotion & Primary Care of Adults
  • Adult Primary Care
  • Health Promotion & Primary Care of Women
  • Health Promotion & Primary Care of Children
  • Women’s Primary Care
  • Primary Health Care in Advanced Practice Settings
  • Research Integration in Nursing Practice
  • Children’s Primary Care
  • Geriatric Primary Care
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Advanced Health Care Policy
  • Advanced Theory Development
  • Transcultural and Global Health Care
  • Translational Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Population Health
  • Clinical Practice Management and Information Systems
  • DNP Project I
  • DNP Project II