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DNP Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner

The Doctor of Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner at University of Arizona is similar to other practice doctorates such as the MD, JD, and PharmD. Graduates of the DNP program are prepared as advanced practice nurses.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1.5 years
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States; Online

Applicants may enter the program as a post-BSN student or a post-master’s (in nursing) student. The Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner at University of Arizona is a hybrid program utilizing a mixture of online didactic coursework, on-campus intensives and on-ground practicum and clinical placements.

The program has both part-time and full-time options. Graduates of the FNP specialty are eligible for Nurse Practitioner certification.

Department

The College of Nursing at the University of Arizona offers a variety of programs at the graduate level. Programs are available for students pursuing a first degree in nursing, as well as students interested in advancing in the professional as leaders, advanced practice nurses, and nurse researchers.

Courses include:

  • Statistical Inference for Evidence-based
  • Methods for Scholarly Inquiry
  • Philosophy and Theory for the DNP
  • Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Health Policy and Economics
  • Evidence-Based Practice

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