Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
BSN-DNP and Post-Graduate Certificate to 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) are required to attend a mandatory two (2) day orientation. Attendance is required and will allow for questions and interaction with course faculty. Various clinical skills workshops will be held during the orientation.