Program Description

The FMU Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree prepares nurses to work in clinical practice roles that apply evidence-based practice to patients, systems, and populations in order to improve health with a focus on rural populations. Two degree tracks are available:

  • MSN to DNP, for students who already hold an advanced practice nursing license.
  • BSN to DNP, which provides a seamless transition from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level.

Students must be licensed and/or practicing in states included in the NLC Compact. States NOT included in the compact are: California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii, & Alaska, US Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements and deadlines are posted on the DNP Applications and Forms page.

Requirements upon Acceptance

Upon acceptance into the DNP program, learners must provide documentation of the following onto our online documentation system from CastleBranch:

  • Satisfactory criminal background check and drug screen
  • Annual TB skin test
  • Immunizations including Hepatitis B and Varicella
  • American Heart Association (AHA) CPR Certification for healthcare providers
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Current, unencumbered nursing license

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