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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing|College of Health Sciences

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UW FWW School of Nursing
Visit: Health Sciences 351
Mail: Dept. 3065
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-4312
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Doctor of Nursing Practice - DNP

distance-accessible* doctoral program for the registered nurse with a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN)

Program Overview

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is the new standard for advanced practice nursing education. The FWWSON has two clinical options: family nurse practitioner (FNP) and family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (FPMHNP). For existing master’s-prepared FNPs or PMHNPs, the school offers a post-master’s DNP option. Please review the program's unique mission and philosophy.

  • FNP option prepares students for careers in rural primary care. All FNP courses are offered through the FWWSON.

  • FPMHNP option prepares student for careers in rural psychiatric mental health care. This option is offered by the FWWSON in collaboration with the College of Nursing at the University of Colorado (CU). Students take core courses and clinical practica courses through the FWWSON. In addition, students take four didactic psychiatric mental health courses through CU during the second year in the program. These courses are offered online, and no travel to CU is necessary.

application deadline: February 1

*several intensive on-campus sessions required; all clinical rotations must occur in Wyoming, north central Colorado (i.e., Ft. Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Walden), or southern Montana

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One student's experience in DNP education

One student's experience in DNP education
Thinking of pursuing further nursing education? Listen to this pod cast for information about graduate education through one student's experience in the DNP program. (Rebecca Carron, UW alumnae and Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar, interviews Chelsea Carter, UW DNP student.)

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