Doctor of Nursing Practice / Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Program Details

A Doctor of Nursing Practice degree prepares nurses to influence healthcare outcomes for patients and become leaders in the nursing field. The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration allows graduates to deliver primary care to individuals of all ages.

The wide variety of topics covered in the FNP program examine new and emerging areas of advanced practice nursing. The program combines components of online synchronous and asynchronous classes, on-campus visits, and direct patient care clinical hours. Graduates of this online Nurse Practitioner degree are eligible to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). 

Employment is available in settings including: 

  • Community health centers and agencies
  • Health departments
  • Primary care clinics
  • Industrial settings
  • Specialty practices

% 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)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Requires on-campus visits twice per semester during clinical courses in area of concentration
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited program that also holds nursing accreditation through the National Accrediting Commission or the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education
  • GRE scores not required for applicants with GPA of 3.3 or higher