The Family Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare current registered nurses with a master's nursing degree to fulfill the role of a competent, caring practitioner responsible for managing the care of families in the primary care setting. The DNP program goes beyond the master’s level to provide not only the academic knowledge and clinical skills necessary for health promotion, disease prevention, assessment and management of common acute and chronic illnesses. It also develops analytical skills that will be used in policy formation and management of healthcare populations incorporating aspects of financial, quality care, safety and outcome evaluations of practice.

This program typically takes four years to complete.