Doctor of Nursing Practice / Family Nurse Practitioner
Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Program Details

The DNP with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner program online from Northwestern Oklahoma State University helps students advance their nursing careers by becoming primary care providers for patients of all ages.  This particular degree emphasizes nursing in rural communities in a practice-focused doctorate rather than the traditional research-focused doctorate program.  

The curriculum promotes safe, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care while teaching you to be a leader in healthcare, practicing both interprofessional collaboration and communication.  The goal is for students to provide safe and holistic care for individual patients, their families, and entire communities along with improving health care and health care systems.  Working while you study, you will graduate with the knowledge, skills, and expertise required to handle complex and common illnesses and diseases, promote health, reduce risk, enhance patient outcomes, and improve complex health care delivery systems.

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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse
  • Direct or indirect patient care experience within the last 3 years as a registered nurse or family nurse practitioner, which can be either volunteer work or employment
  • Residency week is held annually in July