School of Nursing

Post Baccalaureate to DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner

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Cleveland State University's Post-Baccalaureate DNP Pathway for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

With the expansion of the need for increased access primary health care services across the lifespan in urban and rural communities, CSU is meeting that need by offering a post baccalaureat degree in nusring to DNP pathway that prepares graduates to assume a role as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). Graduates will deliver care in community-based care systems, private and group interdisciplinary practice settings.  Clinical competencies include assessing and diagnosing conditions through the use of tests and procedures and ultimately developing an evidence-based plan of treatment that may include pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.

Click here to review the Full-time course outline of the program

Click here to review the Part-time course outline for the program

Program Offering:
  • Full-time and Part-time study
  • Online, in person, and a blended delivery learning format in state-of-the-art clinical laboratory and world renown community and acute health care settings
  • Can be completed in 10 consecutive semesters (full-time sequence)
  • Affordable tuition
  • All courses are taught by our full-time doctorally prepared faculty
Program Requirements:
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 in your baccalaureate degree in nursing
  • One year experience working as an RN
  • Statistics course completed within the last five years with a grade of B or better
Application Submission Process:
  • Apply to the College of Graduate Studies;  Deadline to apply is April 15. After April 15, applications will be considered on a space-availability basis.
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions
  • Three (3) professional letters of recommendation
  • CV/Resume
  • 500 word essay addressing career goals

All applicants will interview with a School of Nursing faculty member

All application materials must be submitted to:

Cleveland State University
Application Processing Center
Office of University Registrar
1836 Euclid Avenue, UN 443
Cleveland, OH 44115