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

Program Details

The Doctor of Nursing Practice for Family Nurse Practitioners provides extensive clinical experience and educational preparation to care for patients of all ages from a Christian perspective. Students who have already completed a master’s degree can apply credits from graduate-level courses to this program. 

This online Nurse Practitioner degree prepares students with a minimum BSN to provide leadership and service in healthcare. Students will learn how to promote quality, holistic nursing care as a Family Nurse Practitioner. 

A few of the course topics available in this degree program include:

  • Advanced pharmacology
  • Christian philosophical and ethical foundations of healthcare
  • Advanced physical assessment across the lifespan
  • Principles of care in advanced family nursing practice
  • Advanced concepts in health promotion and prevention

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Messiah University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program requires two on-campus, three-day summer sessions.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 500 hours as a registered nurse in direct patient care within one year prior to admission.