School of Nursing

New Department

Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner

The Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner post-baccalaureate DNP (BSN to DNP) program of study consists of 92 credit hours. The PCFNP plan of study is based on the Population-Focused Nurse Practitioner Competencies- Family/Across the Lifespan (NONPF, 2013), NP Core Competencies (NONPF, 2017) and the DNP Essentials (AACN, 2006). Students in this program will achieve the DNP program outcomes by building on the baccalaureate level comprehensive nursing content. This program prepares a generalist registered nurse at the graduate level who has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in advanced practice nursing care across the lifespan in community-based settings. The primary teaching-learning practices used in this program are seminars, case studies/discussions, and clinical practicums that focus on the advanced nursing care across the lifespan. Practicum focuses on developing clinical competency in the role and scope of advanced nursing practice under the guidance of program faculty and direct supervision by approved preceptors.

Choose a Pathway:
I earned a BSN degree

BSN-DNP Concentrations

Dual Concentrations

Advanced Specialties

Note: The BSN-to-DNP pathway for NP concentrations are each nine semesters in length and are designed to build upon the BSN curriculum. The curriculum integrates DNP competencies throught each course while devloping the RN with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in autonomous NP practice within selected population-focused concentrations.

I earned a MSN/MN degree

Post-Masters-DNP in the same role and population as master's degree and current certification

Post-Masters-DNP to add a new APRN role or population to current certification

  • PNP-AC
  • PNP-PC

Advanced Specialties

Note: Applicants who have earned a Master's degree without an APRN concentration (e.g. clinical nurse leader, healthcare management, nursing education) should apply via the BSN-DNP pathway.

Leanne Fowler  
Lucretia Wiltz-James, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Coordinator of PCFNP Concentration

For further information about this program of study, please contact the Office of Student Services/Affairs:

Phone Numbers: 504-568-4113
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