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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Bay Path University's fully online BSN-DNP/FNP is a 70 credit, 19 course program (plus 1,000 supervised clinical hours). The degree will be offered on a part-time basis, requiring students to take 2 courses per semester. Students can complete the BSN-DNP/FNP in approximately 3 years. The program must be completed within 7 years of enrollment. Bay Path also offers a 36-credit Post-MSN to DNP option.

Year One: 

  • Is composed of didactic courses providing core knowledge and skills required for the doctorally-prepared advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).
  • Has sufficient depth of focus, a separate course is included for each of the following content areas: advanced pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, nursing theory and health promotion, biostatistics and epidemiology, population health, and healthcare informatics.

Years Two & Three:

  • Study focuses on the didactic/clinical family nurse practitioner courses and DNP capstone project requirements.
  • All of the focused family nurse practitioner courses are completed concurrently with clinical practicum courses. Students are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours divided among 5 clinical content areas (adult primary care, women’s health, geriatrics, pediatrics, and mental health) in a supervised clinical immersion practicum that prepares them for the advanced practice registered nurse role as a family nurse practitioner. Because the program is entirely online, supervised clinical experiences can be arranged in students’ home geographic areas. If a clinical site is not available near a student's residence, temporary relocation may be necessary. Clinical sites and preceptors will be approved by Bay Path University.

Curriculum and Schedules

The Curriculum and Schedules can be found in our online Graduate Catalog