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Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice Path, Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Path with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program could help students prepare for advanced positions in the nursing field. Read more about this master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing - DNP Path with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Description:

After enrolling in Kaplan University's online Master of Science in Nursing--DNP Path with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program, students have the opportunity to study various care methodologies and practices in the health delivery system. This program is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree and wish to pursue a DNP. Topics addressed in specialization courses include processes of acute and chronic diseases, health evaluation methods, drug therapies and administration, professional ethics, and advanced nursing roles. A series of courses could help students understand how to assess, diagnose, and treat adult and pediatric patients during illnesses or emergency situations. Clinical experiences allow students to interact with patients as they evaluate and manage diagnostic and treatment strategies.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

100 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Nursing--DNP Path With a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

  • MN 501: Advanced Nursing Roles (5 credits)
  • MN 502: Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing (5 credits)
  • MN 503: Advanced Statistics for the Health Sciences (5 credits)
  • MN 504: Inquiry and Evidence-Based Practice (5 credits)
  • MN 505: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Diverse Community (5 credits)
  • MN 506: Ethical and Legal Perspectives of the Health Care System (5 credits)
  • MN 507: Health Policy, Financing, and Organization of Health Care Delivery Systems (5 credits)

Specialization Courses

  • MN 550: Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care (5 credits)
  • MN 551: Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan (5 credits)
  • MN 552: Advanced Health Assessment (5 credits)
  • MN 553: Advanced Pharmacology Across the Lifespan (5 credits)
  • MN 554: Primary Care Across the Adult Age Continuum I (5 credits)
  • MN 555: Primary Care Across the Adult Age Continuum II (5 credits)
  • MN 556: Primary Care Across the Adult Age Continuum III (5 credits)
  • MN 557: Primary Care of the Pediatric Client (5 credits)
  • MN 560: Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical I (5 credits)
  • MN 561: Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical II (5 credits)
  • MN 562: Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical - Pediatrics (5 credits)
  • MN 599: Advanced Practice Nurse Clinical III (5 credits)
  • MN 600: Evidence-Based Practice Project (5 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

While Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing - DNP Path with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program is designed to help students prepare for further studies in the doctoral degree program, graduates could choose to seek employment upon completion of their studies.* After satisfying any required certification exams†, graduates could pursue supervisory or directorial positions in hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, nursing homes, group medical offices, or clinics. Graduates could also seek an academic career.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Nurse administrator
  • Nursing instructor
  • Clinical nurse director