Doctor in Nursing Practice / Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
University of Missouri-St Louis

Program Details

Registered Nurses with a BSN degree can choose from a variety of clinical specialties while pursuing their Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Missouri at St. Louis. The Family Nurse Practitioner track prepares nurses for advanced practice providing primary care for individuals and families across the lifespan.

The DNP program provides nurses with advanced knowledge of health policy, organizational management and leadership, and clinical expertise focused on evidence-based practice. FNPs are skilled and knowledgeable in preventative healthcare, as well as the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic illness. The online Nurse Practitioner degree focuses on a commitment to family-centered care.

Students gain advanced skills in areas including:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Health assessment
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Missouri-St Louis is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires an on-campus intensive experience
  • Must have a BSN from a nationally accredited nursing program, including an undergraduate general statistics course
  • Must have current professional licensure