What will I learn?

The family nurse practitioner DNP specialization program provides students with the required clinical competencies and theoretical foundation to deliver quality primary care for patients and their families with advanced skills in evidence-based practice, leadership, policy, finance, informatics and genomics/ethics. Upon program completion, graduates are eligible to take the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exams offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

The FNP DNP specialization program format is blended/hybrid, meaning classes are offered primarily online, but the learning will be supported by four on-campus immersion experiences scheduled at important points throughout the program. This offering provides students with the best of both worlds; the flexibility of online learning with the personal nature of knowing and directly interacting with nursing faculty. There are also open lab opportunities for students who desire to come on campus for one-on-one help with clinical skills.

Career Opportunities

Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) are anticipated to be in high demand with the new revisions to health care funding. FNPs work in diverse settings including office practices, community health centers, urgent care clinics, college campuses, worksite employee health centers, nursing homes, managed care organizations and hospitals. FNPs also work for healthcare technology companies, perform healthcare research, teach in schools and universities, and serve in government agencies (e.g., health departments, the military, etc.) In addition to working directly with patients, FNPs are qualified for leadership roles in healthcare settings.

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (66 hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,291.00 per year
Based on 9 credits/semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

16 December 2020


School of Nursing

Alumni Hall, Room 2117,



62026, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must complete the bachelor's degree or master’s degree.

For international students

Admission to the SIUE Graduate School requires that an applicant hold an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.


IELTS: 6.5

PTE: 53

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About this uni

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a nationally recognized, public institution offering students high-quality education programs

  • Huge investment in campus facilities
  • Stunning campus setting overlooking Mississippi River
  • One of America’s safest campuses
  • Diverse and welcoming student body