Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration
(DNP – FNP)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration is the first and only program of its kind currently offered by a University of California campus. Our program is designed for BS and MS prepared nurses to achieve a doctoral degree with a FNP concentration in a compact and comprehensive three-year program. As rigorous as it is rewarding, the DNP – FNP program prepares graduates for autonomous family practice and interprofessional leadership at the highest level.
The DNP – FNP program, for both BS and MS applicants, is a three-year hybrid commitment. This means students will participate online in asynchronous and synchronous sessions with the instructors and cohort. To respect the career status of each one of our students, the program only requires one highly focused on-campus session each quarter along with mandatory attendance to the Prologue, Intersession, and Epilogue for the didactic portion of the program.
The DNP – FNP curriculum provides education in organizational and systems leadership, research and analytical methods, health care policy, interprofessional practice, clinical prevention, and population health to prepare our graduates for a multi-faceted and rounded approach to health care improvement. Practice expertise in patient care is incorporated throughout the program. Students will complete a total of 1,020 hours of clinical and professional practice.
Students will develop their abilities throughout the program and apply their knowledge in the DNP Scholarly Project – a capstone project of original work that establishes the student as a UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing clinical scholar.
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CCNE Solicitation of Comments
The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Nursing Practice with Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (DNP-FNP) program will be undergoing accreditation review from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from March 29 – March 31, 2021.
In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation.
At least 2 months before the scheduled on-site evaluation, the program must notify its major constituents, including, at a minimum, educators/nursing faculty teaching and students/residents enrolled in the program(s) under review, that an accreditation review is scheduled. For nurse residency programs, the healthcare organization’s nursing leadership must also be notified.
If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program currently under review, please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
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If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at 202-887-6791 x268.