Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Family Nurse Practitioner Track

Online DNP FNP Program Track

Designed for actively practicing RNs

Online DNP FNP Program Track Best in Texas

Ranked #10 Best Nursing College

Online DNP FNP Program 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 online) 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.

Clinical Placement Support 

At Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, we strongly believe in setting our students up for success. That's why we collaborate with our students to identify clinical sites and preceptors for all clinical rotations. Additionally, clinical placement sites may be potential locations for future employment opportunities upon graduation. If you already have a placement site or preceptor in mind, we encourage you to refer them to our placement team to secure. Download the DNP-FNP brochure for more information.

Two entry options are available:

To learn more about the entry options, please get in touch with our Enrollment Advisors



75 Credits
Just over 3 years to completion



Post-Master's DNP

31-37 Credits
2 years to completion

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 terms per year
  • Students learn from nationally recognized faculty
  • Clinical placement support 
  • Total credits: 75

Admissions Requirements At-A-Glance

  • BSN from an accredited school of nursing
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No GRE or MAT required
  • One (1) year of full-time experience as a practicing professional nurse by the first day of class (additional work experience may be required by faculty)
  • Current unencumbered RN license

Am I Eligible?

  • Visit our FAQs Page for answers to questions regarding program eligibility.
  • Visit our State Authorization page for a list of states in which we accept applicants for the online DNP-FNP program.
Baylor Nursing By The Numbers

100% certification pass rate for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioners and Nurse-Midwifery graduates.


90% graduate with jobs at highly regarded hospitals.


93.4% First-time NCLEX Pass Rate.


100% of students have been placed at a clinical site within 125 miles of their home.

DNP FNP Curriculum At-A-Glance

The online DNP-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. View sample courses below:

Important Dates

Next Application Deadline: July 19th, 2021

Next Start Date: August 23rd, 2021

NUR 5211: Servant Leadership

Graduate-level standing. Application of nursing leadership theories and models in the delivery of advanced practice nursing care to culturally diverse clients (individuals, families, organizations, and global society).

NURS 5316: Transforming Health Care Organizations and Changing Outcomes

This course examines key factors used to assess complex health care organizations. Identification of optimal outcomes and development and implementation strategies that improve patient care quality and safety will be examined.

NUR 5356: Family Healthcare Management II

Prepares the Family Nurse Practitioner to assume continued responsibility for evaluation and management of acute common and increasingly complex problems in primary care. A systematic approach to current evidence-based assessment, diagnostic testing, diagnosis, and management options is taught from a primary care perspective. Indications for collaboration, consultation, and/or referral to other health care providers are emphasized as an integral part of the nurse practitioner’s role.

Grow a Thriving Practice as a DNP FNP

Online DNP FNP Salary & Careers

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-FNP), 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.


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