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

Program Details

Students in the online Doctor of Nursing Practice / Family Nurse Practitioner program are prepared for advanced practice nursing care of patients across the lifespan. Nurses gain advanced skills in assessment, diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, and care coordination within the context of family and community.

The program focuses on the delivery of preventative healthcare services for both acute and chronic conditions. FNPs typically work in primary care settings such as women’s health, family practice, pediatric, and internal medicine clinics. Graduates of this online FNP program are eligible to apply for the Family Nurse Practitioner Primary Care certification exam.

Courses examine a variety of nursing topics, including:

  • Nursing research in advanced practice
  • Management of childbearing women and children
  • Application of genetics to healthcare
  • Health policy and populations-based advocacy

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Connecticut is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing or higher from a regionally accredited institution