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DNP in APRN – FNP

Doctor of Nursing Practice in Advanced Practice Registered Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner (licensure)

Lead Healthcare Settings in Whole Family Care

Regent’s fully online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is designed to prepare nursing leaders who are looking to obtain a terminal degree in their practice, sit for national certification, and become eligible for their APRN licensure. The FNP concentration can prepare you to lead and educate others and use high-quality, evidence-based strategies to evaluate, diagnose, manage, promote, and advocate for safe care for patients, families, and communities with acute, common, or chronic health conditions.

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Expand Your Career Opportunities with the FNP Program

Become highly marketable as an expert clinician and scholar in primary care and advanced nursing.

Build on a Strong Foundation

Combine the nurturing of holistic education that encompasses the whole human with a grounded Christian worldview.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field. Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023).

Fulfill A Need

The United States Bureau for Labor Statistics predicted that openings for nurse practitioners in the U.S. will increase 45% between 2020 and 2030, and that between 2014 and 2024, every state in the U.S. will see an increase in jobs for nurse practitioners.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

The curricula, including the practicum requirements of the Nursing programs offered at Regent University, are written to adhere to the requirements outlined by the Virginia Board of Nursing. However, the rules and regulations vary from state to state. Regent University’s School of Nursing works to ensure our out-of-state enrolled students can utilize practicum sites outside of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Still, we cannot guarantee placement in every state due to ever-changing requirements and regulations. You are urged to check with the regulator in each state where you intend to undertake practicum or to practice to determine the impact of that state’s requirements on your attendance at Regent University.

Regent University is currently not admitting students residing in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, and Wyoming. This is not a comprehensive list, and due to the ever-changing requirements and regulations, this list is subject to change on an ongoing basis. Prospective students are urged to verify requirements with their state of residence and/or intended practice.

Upon successful completion of the FNP online program, you can:

  • Teach, advocate and deliver improved healthcare for individual patients and families.
  • Research and develop innovative healthcare practices to improve patient delivery and outcomes.
  • Advance and transform family-based nursing healthcare through education and research.

Career Opportunities

  • Residential Care Oversight
  • Pediatric Inpatient or Outpatient
  • Public Health and Wellness
  • Remote Telehealth
  • Advanced Organizational and Professional Nursing Leader
  • Clinical or Academic Nursing Educator

This post-master’s DNP program is a minimum of 74 credit hours in length*. Core concentration courses are outlined as follows:

This comprehensive evaluation is for Program concentrations. Students participate in a scheduled face-to-face (or video) activity and demonstrate a comprehensive advanced physical assessment following NURS 550 course and prior to participating in APRN practicum courses. Demonstration of specific skills related to Advanced Practice Nursing.
The focus of this Family Nurse Practitioner specific course explores primary health care problems and family care approaches in the pediatric and adolescent populations. Emphasis is placed on assessment and management of care and health promotion in these populations and as it relates to traditional and non-traditional family units.
The focus of this Family Nurse Practitioner specific course aligns with the management of acute illnesses and disease in the provision of primary care across the lifespan. Care strategies appropriate to the developmental processes across the lifespan, will be discussed.
The focus of this Family Nurse Practitioner specific course is care management of chronic and complex health conditions, the process of diagnosis, and treating the family unit, within the primary and community care settings.
This course will explore current clinical concepts and diagnoses related to the care of healthy and pregnant women. The specific practice roles and importance of interprofessional relationships will be discussed.
Clinically synthesize knowledge, skills, and advanced practice competencies of a Family Nurse Practitioner across the lifespan. Settings include acute illnesses and geriatric populations. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate competencies in safe, collaborative, evidenced-based and ethical in a variety of healthcare delivery systems through clinical experiences, class content and other assignments and activities.
Clinically synthesize knowledge, skills, and advanced practice competencies of a Family Nurse Practitioner across the lifespan. Care settings include acute care women’s health and pediatric care. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate competencies that are safe, collaborative, evidenced-based and ethical in a variety of healthcare delivery systems through clinical experiences, class content and other assignments and activities.
Clinically synthesize knowledge, skills, and advanced practice competencies of a Family Nurse Practitioner providing care across the lifespan. Care setting competencies focus on primary care skills and clinical decision-making in populations with acute, chronic, complex, pediatric or women’s health disorders. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate competencies that are safe, collaborative, evidenced-based and ethical in a variety of healthcare delivery systems through clinical experiences, class content and other assignments and activities.
This is a comprehensive review and practice exam designed to demonstrate competencies for the nurse practitioner population specialty of an APRN students preparing for the licensure examination.

* The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) requires all DNP students to complete a minimum of 1,000 practicum hours post-BSN.  The final credit hours required will depend on the number of clinical hours students obtained previously during post-BSN practicum courses.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 11Monday, August 21
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6

Application Deadline & Interview Dates

Application Deadline for Spring 2024

  • November 30, 2023 – Application and all required materials must be submitted by this date to be considered for a review.
  • Faculty will review and issue individual interview invitations.

Interview Dates

  • December 11-15, 2023 – Interview Week. Interviews are by invitation only and will be conducted virtually.

Prerequisites

DNP in APRN applicants must:

  • Have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited institution and a 3.0 GPA in previously completed nursing courses.
  • Report no more than two previous documented failures in DNP courses.

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Complete an Admissions Questionnaire

Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 4: Submit Your Resume

All graduate nurse candidates are required to submit a resume demonstrating one year of full time clinical RN experience prior to entering the degree program. Please submit to regent.edu/items.

Step 5: Submit Your Nursing License

To be admitted to the DNP program, you must submit an active unencumbered/unrestricted Registered Nurse license from your state of practice. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 6: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 7: Faculty Interview

Interviews for the DNP program are by invitation only after review of the completed application by School of Nursing faculty. Interviews are held virtually with faculty and will take place on designated dates in December via Zoom or Skype to best assist with an interactive interview experience for our applicants. It is expected that the candidate will be willing to discuss personal history within the interview process. Additional details will be provided to those invited for an interview.

Applicants invited to the virtual interview should keep in mind that an interview does not assure admission. The School of Nursing reserves the right to determine in its sole discretion whether a candidate is suitable for admission to the DNP program.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
DNP$5803$1,740
MSN$5806$3,480

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
DNP$5806$3,480
MSN$5809$5,220

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
DNP$5803$1,740
MSN$5806$3,480

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
DNP$5806$3,480
MSN$5809$5,220

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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