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Family Nurse Practitioner

Prepare to provide comprehensive primary care to families across the lifespan.

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During your time in our family nurse practitioner DNP program, you’ll focus on health promotion, preventive health services, health education, counseling, diagnosis and management of acute episodic and chronic illnesses, and prescribing medications and treatments. You’ll learn to work as a contributing member of the health care team through collaborative interprofessional opportunities.

As a registered nurse with a BSN, you’re eligible to apply for our doctor of nursing practice program. This innovative, solution-focused program combines online courses with two on-campus intensive session and is designed to prepare you to solve complex problems and develop new opportunities in health care. A DNP provides terminal academic preparation for nursing practice, and we’ll prepare you for clinical leadership positions in a variety of settings.

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Sample Courses


  • Promoting Health & Wellness in Primary Care
  • Primary Care of the Young Family
  • Emerging Sciences for Advanced Practice
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Special Admission Requirements


Learn about program admission requirements at our graduate nursing admission page.

What Sets Us Apart


  • Learn from faculty who are outstanding educators, researchers, and practitioners committed to your success.
  • Benefit from coursework delivered online through an interactive learning platform.
  • Hone your leadership skills through interaction with fellow students, faculty, and community partnerships.
  • Join the distinguished TCU alumni network.

Career Prospects


  • You’ll be part of the solution to the national shortage of primary health care providers.
  • Find career opportunities in family practice, internal medicine, community health centers, rural health centers, academic health centers, nurse-managed clinics, school-based clinics and retail clinics.
  • Demand for family nurse practitioners is expected to grow 22% by 2020, according to Nurse Journal.