Family Nurse Practitioner

Family nurse practitioner program graduate Charlon Orr (DNP '20) at Bayless Plaza

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Sheryl Stansifer, DNP, APRN-CNP
Chapman Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
sheryl-stansifer@utulsa.edu

Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice in providing primary care across the lifespan. The FNP program provides intensive preparation to provide comprehensive primary care with an interdisciplinary focus. The program prepares students using didactic learning, laboratory skills, human patient simulation and extensive clinical experiences providing care for all ages of patients.

FNP students will have the opportunity to learn in clinical experiences in multidisciplinary health clinics in Tulsa and northeast Oklahoma. Clinical sites are arranged by faculty to provide the best learning opportunity. You can find detailed information about the FNP program in the graduate studies bulletin.

We want to invest in you. Generous DNP scholarships — up to $10,000 — are available for qualified applicants. Apply today!

Admission

Prospective graduate students apply for admission through the Graduate School. You will submit your application, supporting material and a $55 application fee through the Graduate School application system.ACEN accreditation commission seal

If you have any questions or problems with the TU Graduate School application link, please contact grad-ga@utulsa.edu or 918-631-2336.

Applications are reviewed throughout the spring and summer until spaces are filled. Applications are reviewed as they are received and potential candidates will be scheduled for an interview.

  • FNP courses (years 1, 2 and 3)

    Year 1

    Fall semesterSpring semesterSummer semester
    DNP 8004 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
    DNP 8023 Advanced Pharmacology
    DNP 8043 Translational Research
    DNP 9003 Foundations for Practice
    DNP 8033 Advanced Assessment
    DNP 9023 Healthcare Informatics
    DNP 9013 Health Care Policy
    DNP 8053 Biostatistics
    DNPF 9203 Diagnosis and Management I: Introduction to Diagnostic Reasoning
    DNPF 9513 FNP Competency Lab

    Year 2

    Fall semesterSpring semesterSummer semester
    DNP 9043 Organizational Leadership and Quality Improvement
    DNP 9073 D.N.P. Project Proposal
    DNP 9063 Epidemiology
    DNPF 9233 Diagnosis and Management II: Common Health Conditions in Primary Care
    DNPF 9213 Population Focus Family Nurse Practitioner II: Pediatrics
    DNPF 9263 Population Focus Family Nurse Practitioner III: Specialty
    DNPF 9243 Population Focus Family Nurse Practitioner I: Families
    DNPF 9222 FNP Practicum II
    DNPF 9272 FNP Practicum III
    DNPF 9252 FNP Practicum II

    Year 3

    Fall semesterSpring semester
    DNP 9173 D.N.P. Project Design
    DNP 9082 D.N.P. Project Completion
    DNPF 9283 Community/Business Development Plan
    DNPF 9292 Population Focus Family NP Practicum IV
    DNPF 9293 Family Nurse Practitioner Practice Summation
  • Admission requirements

    To be considered for graduate admission to the FNP program, the following items must be submitted to the Graduate School:

    • A completed Graduate School application
    • Statement of purpose (admission essay)
    • 2 letters of recommendation from a coworker and a supervisor
    • Official or unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
    • Documentation of a current Registered Nurse license
    • $55 application fee
    • International students who studied at a university outside of the U.S. will also need to submit TOEFL or IELTS results.
  • Graduate program FAQ

    Is there a part-time track?

    The FNP, AG-ACNP and NA programs are designed to be completed in sequence on a full-time basis to provide the best learning environment from inter-professional collaboration in clinical sites, human patient simulation labs and other nursing students.

    Is this an online/distance program?

    No. We feel that local faculty and facilities are essential in providing optimum learning environments to prepare nurse clinicians and leaders for the future.

    Are any of the classes online?

    Many classes have online components (asynchronous learning), that have a significant portion delivered asynchronously. However, there are portions that will require campus attendance. Lab courses and courses using the Human Patient Simulation lab will be on campus.

    Can I work and attend school?

    You may be able to work, but it should not be an excuse for poor academic performance. The time commitment of the programs is extensive, especially during clinical years, and may preclude outside employment.

    Do I need board certifications for acceptance (CCRN, RN-BC, CEN)?

    No, however, certifications may be beneficial for a competitive application.

    Do I need to take the GRE?

    No. The GRE is not required.

    Are all of the classes at the Oxley Health Sciences facility (downtown Tulsa)?

    All classes, with the exception of many clinical sites, are at TU’s Oxley Health Sciences facility. This facility is designed for health science education, with extensive lab and simulation spaces.

    How do I find a preceptor?

    To ensure quality learning environments, clinical sites and preceptors are selected by program directors and faculty. We expect students to focus on learning rather than locating preceptors.