Gain the advanced knowledge and practical skills required to innovate, lead, and impact patient care and outcomes at the highest level. As a busy nurse, Franklin’s DNP-FNP track combines learning and practicum hours to accelerate your degree program – a program you can complete in about 3 years.
Apply what you learn while you learn with practicum hours and a scholarly project woven into the program
At Franklin, you can continue working while you advance your career, thanks to convenient online courses designed to challenge and advance your skills. Even better, you’ll progress quickly because our online Doctor of Nursing practice degree features course-based practicum.
For the DNP with FNP 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 FNP clinical hours. You may be able to achieve 500 hours from transfer credit or residency. Eligible students may be able to transfer up to 12 credit hours in coursework in addition to these 500 clinical hours. Plus, BSN to DNP students who complete the required bridge courses can earn up to 125 practicum hours for those courses.
Advance your capabilities and improve your clinical contributions 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. 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 Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) courses. Built-in learning outcomes mean you are evaluated and measured as you progress through your program of study.
Meet your personal and professional goals 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 (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.