Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration prepares graduates for advanced nursing practice in delivering primary care to individuals across the lifespan. The FNP program emphasizes patient-centered care, assisting patients to achieve their optimal state of health through health promotion and wellness initiatives. Graduates will be able evaluate current evidence based primary care practice guidelines to effectively diagnose and manage acute and chronic illnesses.

The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration is a hybrid online curriculum with on-campus visits twice per semester throughout the students’ clinical courses in their areas of concentration.

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Program Features:

• On-site requirements provide opportunities for networking with peers, formative learning, and summative assessments of advanced clinical skills within the College of Nursing’s high-fidelity simulation center.

• Synchronous online course meetings will also occur throughout the semester for case discussions, content review, and presentations. These mandatory online course meetings will be scheduled prior to the beginning of the term so students may arrange their schedules accordingly.

• FNP students will complete a minimum of 600 hours of direct patient care clinical hours as part of the 1000 required hours to confer the DNP degree. Clinical rotations offer the student opportunities to practice their clinical skills and be mentored by licensed heath care providers. Identification of clinical sites and preceptors involves a collaboration between the student and CON faculty and staff. Students are encouraged to identify potential clinical sites and preceptors. Concentration Coordinators have ultimate approval of all clinical placements. Students desiring to complete clinical rotations outside the state of Tennessee must be familiar with their state Board of Nursing requirements for graduate clinical placements. Questions should be directed to the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs.


2023 Program of Study

Please note the program of study will be changed as the College of Nursing Graduate Programs transition into a competency-based curriculum to reflect the new AACN essentials and NTF standards.


Information regarding fees is coming soon.