Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) / Family Nurse Practitioner
Idaho State University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree prepares students for comprehensive clinical nursing practice. The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration covers issues in the primary care of patients of all ages. 

The online BSN to FNP program from Idaho State University focuses on influencing healthcare outcomes grounded in evidence-based practice within a changing healthcare system. Students learn how to utilize nursing science to make care improvements for individuals, families, and communities. Coursework is completed online, with clinical components able to be fulfilled within the student’s local community, and a once-per-semester clinical intensive on the ISU Pocatello campus.

Some of the topics covered in coursework for this degree include:

  • Leadership and health policy
  • Health promotion for advanced practice nurses
  • Informational technology in healthcare
  • Research and practice in rural and global communities

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Idaho State University is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Applicaton Requirements

Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Requires 2-3 days on the ISU Pocatello campus each semester for clinical intensives
  • Must attend a mandatory orientation at the ISU Pocatello campus in August of the year of admission
  • Must have a bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited program and a current, unencumbered RN license
  • Two years of previous healthcare or nursing experience preferred but not required