Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner

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Priority deadline:

  • Fall November 15


  • Spokane
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

International Student English Proficiency Exams

  • 550 TOEFL minimum score
  • 80 TOEFLI minimum score
  • 7 IELTS minimum score

Degree Description:

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP FNP) is a practice-focused degree that is designed to educate advanced practice nurses to provide direct care to individual patients; manage care for individuals, families, groups and populations; serve as administrators in health care organizations; engage as faculty in nursing programs; develop and implement health policy; and translate research into expert practice.

Admission Requirements:

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Student Learning Outcomes:

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Student Opportunities:

The DNP is offered through Washington State University. Presently in the DNP in nursing program, 15-20 teaching assistantships per semester are available. HRSA scholarships to qualified disadvantaged full-time students, HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Funds and College of Nursing scholarships are available for application.

Career Opportunities:

The DNP-prepared Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) uses research evidence and clinical expertise to improve individual and community health outcomes. FNPs work collaboratively and independently to provide a patient-centered approach to individuals across the lifespan. They provide education about health promotion and disease prevention, diagnose acute and chronic health conditions, and prescribe medications and other treatments to improve health outcomes. DNP FNPs may serve as primary health care providers, and may manage their own practices.

Contact Information:

Tamara Kelley
WSU Health Sciences Spokane, College of Nursing
SNRS 129, 412 Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA