Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post Master’s DNP) / Family Nurse Practitioner
Idaho State University

Program Details

Certified Family Nurse Practitioners can advance their education and abilities with the Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice from Idaho State University. Students in this program are prepared for advanced nursing practice within their specialty. The program emphasizes innovation and evidence-based applications to improve healthcare outcomes.

This online Nurse Practitioner degree focuses on issues involving the primary care of patients of all age groups. Courses explore ways to advance clinical practice and healthcare delivery to rural and diverse populations. All coursework is completed online, while clinicals can be arranged in the student’s local area, and a clinical intensive is required once per semester on the ISU Pocatello campus.

Classes cover topics such as:

  • Professional issues of the DNP
  • Research and practice in rural and global communities
  • Genetics for healthcare professionals
  • Information technology in healthcare

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application 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 hold national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a current, unencumbered RN license
  • Two years of previous healthcare or nursing experience preferred but not required