Doctor of Nursing Practice / Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Program Details

The DNP / Family Nurse Practitioner degree program from Saint Francis focuses on providing comprehensive wellness and illness care to patients of all ages. Graduates are prepared to sit for the FNP certification exam and assume advanced leadership roles.

In this online Nurse Practitioner program, coursework covers topics in disease management, health promotion, and health education. Students learn advanced treatment skills for individuals with acute and chronic illnesses in settings such as clinics, outpatient offices, and more. The program explores new and current approaches in nursing practice and leadership to promote the best patient outcomes.

A sample of course topics includes:

  • Biostatistics
  • Translation of evidence into practice
  • Organizational management and leadership in health care systems
  • Family health care management

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires BSN from a regionally accredited institution and ACEN, CNEA, or CCNE accredited program
  • Must have passed undergraduate health assessment and nursing research courses with minimum C grade
  • Submit proof of current, unencumbered RN licensure
  • One year professional nursing experience preferred
  • Programs prepare students for professional licensure or certification in Illinois. Additional education requirements or special authorization may be required from the professional licensing or certification agencies for states outside of Illinois.