• 50 credits and 600 clinical hours
• Complete in about two and a half years
• Take courses online, in class, or a combination of both• Financial Aid Available• No GRE or GMAT required
• Cost: $970 per credit (Academic year 2017-18)
Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) are advanced practice nurses who manage acute and chronic conditions, promote health, prevent disease, educate, and provide counseling services to individuals and families across the lifespan.
The focus of the FNP program is to prepare graduates to think clearly and creatively and to provide high quality healthcare services with competence and compassion. The program encompasses 50 credits and 600 clinical hours in a wide variety of urban and rural health care agencies including physician offices, family health centers, and clinics in medically underserved communities.
• Prepares you to sit for National Certification and for a CRNP practice license in Pennsylvania; provides experience in a variety of clinical settings
• 50-credit, day and evening sessions with cohorts at all three Carlow sites
• Classes are offered in a combination of in-class/online formats• In addition to the guidance of your DNP Chair, all Carlow DNP students get one-on-one statistical support for their scholarly projects; you consult with an in house statistician as you set up your projects and when your run your analysis • We accept all MSN graduates (not just advanced practice nurses) who are interested in pursuing a DNP. Most programs only accept advanced practice nurses, NPs, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Anesthetists and CNS/CNL nurses • We have begun to offer a concierge DNP model for healthcare systems that want to support a cohort of leaders in their organization to achieve the highest level of nursing practice
The Graduate School of Nursing follows the Carlow University mission to educate, challenge, and expect all students to uncover, expand, and realize their potential. Full-time, part-time, and post-masters FNP Certification options for study are available. Students attending full-time may complete the program in 2 ½ years.
Classes are offered in hybrid format combining online with regular live sessions at the Oakland, Greensburg, and Cranberry campus locations. View an outline of courses in the Plans of Study by Campus (PDF) document. All members of the FNP faculty maintain clinical practice and national certification.
Graduates are eligible to become certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as Family Nurse Practitioners and are eligible for prescriptive authority. Graduates are also qualified to apply for national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from either the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).