Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Family Nurse Practitioner Track

DNP Online FNP Program Track

Designed for actively practicing RNs

DNP Online FNP Program Track Best in Texas

Ranked #11 Best Nursing College

DNP Online FNP Program Track No GMAT

No GRE or GMAT required

[em]Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)[/em]Family Nurse Practitioner Track

Provide Exemplary Care for Patients of All Ages as a DNP FNP

Baylor University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP FNP) track prepares actively practicing RNs to lead the delivery of primary care to patients across the lifespan. Graduates are prepared as exemplary leaders and transformative DNPs who can innovate, provide care to underserved populations, implement new treatment methods and improve patient outcomes for individuals, families and entire communities.

Two entry options:

  • BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner track
  • Post Master’s DNP practice degree for the FNP, a study option that allows nurses who have completed an advanced nursing degree to obtain a doctorate of nursing practice
Program Features At-A-Glance
  • CCNE-accredited** and U.S. News & World Report ranked program
  • Main coursework is online with on-campus immersions throughout the program
  • Practicum requirement total: 1,125 hours
  • Courses are 15 weeks, with three admission intakes per year
  • Students learn from nationally recognized faculty
  • Total credits: 75
Admissions Requirements At-A-Glance
  • BSN from an accredited school of nursing
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No GRE or MAT required
  • Currently employed in nursing practice with at least one (1) year of full-time experience as a practicing professional nurse
  • Unencumbered RN license
Curriculum At-A-Glance

The online FNP program track focuses on developing nurses as holistic caregivers through an advanced curriculum that includes an in-depth study of pathophysiology, assessment, informatics, pharmacology, healthcare policy and business, ethics, epidemiology and servant leadership.

Featured curriculum:

  • NUR 5211: Servant Leadership 
  • NURS 5316: Transforming Health Care Organizations and Changing Outcomes
  • NUR 5356: Family Healthcare Management II

For featured courses and their descriptions, please download the program guide

Grow a Thriving Practice as a DNP FNP

DNP Online FNP Program Track Careers & Salary

There are many factors building momentum for change in nursing education at the graduate level; they include:

  • The rapid expansion of knowledge underlying practice
  • Increased complexity of patient care
  • National concerns about the quality of care and patient safety
  • Shortages of nursing personnel, which demands a higher level of preparation for leaders who can design and assess care
  • Shortages of doctorally prepared nursing faculty
  • Increasing educational requirements

The Doctor of Nursing Practice online program is designed as a direct response to these changes and represents the evolution of advanced practice nursing education. As graduates, Baylor DNP FNPs are firmly ahead of the changing standards for advanced practice nursing.

As a Baylor nurse and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), graduates are truly prepared as holistic and autonomous advanced practice nurses.

  • They are able to innovate, think critically and create change as visionary and exemplary nursing leaders.
  • Upon successful completion of the course of study, graduates will be eligible to sit for national Family Nurse Practitioner certification examinations offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The program of study conforms to the education guidelines from the State of Texas and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF).
  • They are thought leaders who are thoroughly prepared for functional leadership and independent practice in their area of specialty.
  • Students have the option to complete a DNP project abroad and participate in international research and missions with graduate faculty.

Learn more about this track by downloading the program guide.