Through education and practice, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the aging process, focused on serving adult patients and confronting the unique medical challenges that occur as individuals age. To accommodate your schedule as a busy nurse, Franklin’s DNP-AGPCNP track combines learning and practicum hours to accelerate the completion of your degree program to about 3 years or 4 years for BSN holders who take advantage of Franklin’s streamlined. BSN to DNP pathway.
Make the most of your time with practicum hours and a scholarly project woven into the program
Franklin’s convenient online courses, designed to challenge and advance your skills, enable you to continue working while you advance your career. Even better, you’ll progress quickly because our online Doctor of Nursing practice degree features course-based practicum.
For the DNP with AGPCNP concentration, you’ll apply and demonstrate your competency for a total of 1,100 practicum and clinical hours, starting with your major area courses, continuing through your DNP seminar courses and AGPCNP clinical hours. Eligible MSN-holders may be able to transfer up to 500 clinical hours and up to 12 credit hours in coursework. BSN to DNP students who complete the required bridge courses can earn up to 125 practicum hours for those courses.
Be a high-achieving APRN with a scholarly approach to the nursing discipline
Prepare yourself for an advanced role as a nurse practitioner by earning a clinical doctorate and completing a DNP scholarly project using evidence-based practice that leads to a problem-solving intervention. Embedded with an evidence-based change model used by a top-ranked health system, Franklin’s DNP program is rooted in evidence- and systems-based quality improvement and clinical practice, application and translation. You’ll study in several distinct areas, including major area courses, DNP seminar courses and concentrated Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) courses. Built-in learning outcomes mean you are evaluated and measured as you progress through your program of study.
Succeed with an in-demand DNP degree that can help put you at the top of the nursing profession
Demand is rising for nurse managers, nurse practitioners, nurse faculty and BSN graduates who are willing to pursue the profession’s highest clinical credentials: the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Franklin’s DNP program lets you rise up to meet these emerging professional standards of nursing, all the while practicing the techniques and testing quality improvement frameworks and theories you learn along the way.
Earn your DNP degree from a university built for busy adults
Earn your DNP degree on your terms by taking classes 100% online. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family and life. Get started on your future today.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Franklin University are pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
As part of the initial accreditation for the programs, Franklin University hosted an on-site evaluation in September 2022. Franklin anticipates receiving CCNE’s accreditation decision for the programs in Spring 2023.