The curriculum for the Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Family Nurse Practitioner emphasis is built on:

  • School of Nursing DNP Program Student Leaning Outcomes,
  • Touro University California Institutional Learning Outcomes,
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing  Essentials of Doctor of Nursing Practice,
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies,
  • American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, and
  • Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.


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The post-master's DNP-FNP Fall Start Plan of Study and post-master's DNP-FNP Spring Start Plan of Study details the number, order, and unit value for the required courses.
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Course Descriptions provides a statement of the content for each course.
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The Project Handbook serves as a roadmap to the processes, procedures, and requirements of the DNP Culminating Project. 

Required Clinical Hours for the Family Nurse Practitioner

Behavioral Health/Counseling (includes ADHD, anxiety, depression, addictions, smoking cessation, medication education, and lifestyle modification)   50 hours
Management of Uncomplicated Pregnancy (Ambulatory Prenatal Management – Includes pregnancy to 8 weeks postpartum) Women’s Health/Gynecological Care (Includes contraception management, STDs, annual exams, hormone therapy, breast health, bone density evaluation)   115 hours (20hrs*)
Pediatric Management: Newborn (< 1 year), Pre-School, School-Aged and Adolescent (18 years or younger) 155 hours (30hrs*)
Adult Management (Ages 19-59 years) 155 hours (50hrs*)
Geriatric Management (Ages 60+ years) 155 hours (50hrs*)
Total: 630 hours (150 hours in management of Metabolic Dysfunction (pre-diabetes, T1DM and T2DM)) *Hours required in addressing Metabolic Dysfunction (pre-diabetes, T1DM and T2DM)