Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization at SIUE
SIUE's School of Nursing offers the family nurse practitioner program.
The family nurse practitioner DNP specialization program provides students with the required clinical competencies and theoretical foundation to deliver quality primary care for patients and their families with advanced skills in evidence-based practice, leadership, policy, finance, informatics and genomics/ethics. Upon program completion, graduates are eligible to take the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exams offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The FNP DNP specialization program format is blended/hybrid, meaning classes are offered online and in traditional, face-to-face settings. Face-to-face course meetings occur during the day on Thursdays. The program also includes over 1,000 practicum hours.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Part-time blended/hybrid
- Full-time blended/hybrid
Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) are anticipated to be in high demand with the new revisions to health care funding. FNPs work in diverse settings including office practices, community health centers, urgent care clinics, college campuses, worksite employee health centers, nursing homes, managed care organizations and hospitals. FNPs also work for healthcare technology companies, perform healthcare research, teach in schools and universities, and serve in government agencies (e.g., health departments, the military, etc.) In addition to working directly with patients, FNPs are qualified for leadership roles in healthcare settings.