DNP Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) are providers of primary health care and assume responsibility for promoting, maintaining, and restoring the health of individuals and families.  The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration at the University of Delaware prepares nurses to provide primary health care to persons of all ages.

The University of Delaware School of Nursing DNP with specialization in Family Across the Lifespan prepares clinicians to deliver high quality care to patient populations across the vast primary care continuum. The program focuses on developing practitioners skilled in managing care of patients with acute episodic and chronic illnesses through in class and practicum experiences.  Student gain knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention, as well as developing the skills need to be primary care practitioners working with patients in a variety of practice settings. Practitioners are prepared to tackle the latest clinical challenges in the field and to provide leadership in integrated healthcare delivery models and interdisciplinary collaboration.

On-Campus Hybrid Format

Why DNP with FNP Study at UD?

  • Prepares students for AANP and ANCC’s FNP and AGNP certification exams
  • DNP education combined with NP Certification prepares practice-oriented leaders.
  • Exceeds minimal certification requirements
    • 784 direct clinical practicum hours in quality primary care settings.
    • 336 indirect practicum with area healthcare facilities and leaders.
    • Clinic course practicum placements arranged for students with no additional fees.
    • Precepted practicums provide a variety of caring for patients in primary, intermediate and long-term care settings.
  • Comprehensive role preparation
    • Preparation with culturally diverse populations across the lifespan
    • Preparation with populations across the wellness-illness spectrum continuum with special coursework focused on Pediatrics, Women, and Frail Older Adults.
    • Interprofessional coursework for some coursework blending students in FNP, AGNP, PMHNP tracks to work with Nursing PhD and MBA Health Management so student are prepared to collaborate and work in interprofessional teams.
  • Innovative teaching modalities
    • Hybrid delivery model
      • Combines the benefits of technology with the benefits of human interaction
      • Innovation and convenience of technology
      • Personalized attention of face-to-face practicum training
    • Online courses with on-campus experiential intensives
    • Cutting edge simulations
  • Innovative practice opportunities at UD’s Nurse Managed Primary Care Center

Why UD School of Nursing?

  • Nursing Programs accredited by CCNE
  • Faculty are skillful clinicians and expert teachers
  • Practicum sites planned to fit students education needs and arranged by faculty to meet without additional fees
  • Students are closely guided and mentored by expert faculty and clinical preceptors
  • Graduates of our programs have a strong history of success passing national certification exams
  • Personalized advisement via email, phone and/or in person
  • No GRE required for admission