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Nurse practitioners (NPs) assume a critical role in our health systems as access to healthcare becomes a reality for millions in this country.

Whether in the heart of urban centers or on the outskirts of rural America, today’s nurse practitioners are at the frontlines of healthcare delivering primary care services, performing more procedures and enjoying more autonomy and broader scope of practice than ever before.

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    Semesters for MSN NP Programs

  • 44

    Credits for Adult-Gero and Pedi NP Programs

  • 9

    Semesters for Dual MSN NP and Nurse Educator Programs

  • 56

    Credits for Adult-Gero + Nurse Ed and Pedi + Nurse Ed Programs

Specialty Tracks

FIU Graduate Nursing offers four distinct specialty tracks to obtain your DNP degree. 

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: Graduates are prepared to care for adolescents, adults and the elderly with an emphasis on disease prevention, health promotion and the management of patients with acute and chronic multi-system health problems.
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: Graduates are prepared as pediatric primary care specialists to diagnose, treat and deliver care for newborns, children and young adults, including well-child care and prevention/management of common pediatric acute illnesses and chronic conditions.
  • Dual MSN Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner + Nurse Educator Certificate: Graduates are prepared to care for adolescents, adults and the elderly with an emphasis on disease prevention, health promotion and the management of patients with acute and chronic multi-system health problems. By dually earning a Nursing Educator Certificate graduates will also be prepared to function in a variety of educational settings including schools of nursing and health care facilities. They are qualified to sit for the Nurse Practitioner national certification exam in their specialty and the NLN National Nurse Educator Certification.
  • Dual MSN Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner + Nurse Educator Certificate: Graduates are prepared as pediatric primary care specialists to diagnose, treat and deliver care for newborns, children and young adults, including well-child care and prevention/management of common pediatric acute illnesses and chronic conditions. By dually earning a Nursing Educator Certificate graduates will also be prepared to function in a variety of educational settings including schools of nursing and health care facilities. They are qualified to sit for the Nurse Practitioner national certification exam in their specialty and the NLN National Nurse Educator Certification.

Licensing Eligibility

Program graduates are qualified to apply for national certification in their specialty areas and for state certification as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) / Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).