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 needed 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.

Clinical Requirements:

Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner (FNP) 81 credit hours and 1120 clinical hours (direct care: 784 /indirect: 336)