Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
BSN-DNP and Post Master's DNP
The Department of Health and Human Services has funded a $1,543,840
proposal to prepare graduates of the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing graduates to
become culturally competent Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners/ Doctorate of Nursing
Graduates of this program will complete the Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Program and earn the DNP degree. Graduates will be eligible to take the
Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPNP) certification exam.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has set a 2015 date
for full implementation of the DNP as the entry level for advanced
While NFPP/DNP classes are taught online, all students enrolled in CMN 548 (first NFPP clinical course) in the fall of 2013, are required to attend a mandatory two (2) day orientation. The orientation will be held August 14-15, 2013. Check-in will begin on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 7:30 a.m. in the Health Sciences Lobby and attendees will be dismissed at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2013. Attendance is required and will allow for questions and interaction with course faculty. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.
This project is supported in part by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number 1D09HP18966-01-00 for Online BSN to DNP for Culturally Competent Psychiatric Nursing Program for $1,543,840.00. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the Division of Nursing, BHPr, DHHS or the U.S. Government.