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Old Dominion University – Online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)2019-07-26T17:08:03+00:00

Old Dominion University – Online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Program Overview

According to Old Dominion University:

“Old Dominion University has offered the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) role to students for more than twenty years. Graduates from the program have enjoyed career success in clinical, research, and academic settings. Critical thinking, clinical problem-solving, and the research process are emphasized throughout the curriculum. The FNP program prepares advanced practice students to provide a full range of primary care services to individuals and families throughout the life span. ODU FNP students have clinical experiences in a variety of primary care settings including family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, and women’s health, and specialty clinical sites.”

At a Glance

Total credit hours 51 credit hours
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation Old Dominion University’s School of Nursing and Advanced Practice Programs are fully accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE).
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive Students are required to attend sessions in Norfolk one or more times during a semester to work with standardized patients
Admission requirements According to Old Dominion, to be eligible for admission to the FNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse (RN) with 1 year of current experience in the role.
  2. Must have completed an undergraduate physical/health assessment course and an undergraduate statistics course as confirmed by an official college transcript. Applicants who have not completed these pre- requisites prior to the application deadline will not be reviewed for admission.
  3. Baccalaureate degree in nursing or related science field from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.
  4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) combined score of 300 or higher or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) score of 400. The tests must have been taken within 5 years of the application. Note: GRE and MAT Standardized tests are waived for students with a GPA of 3.5 or above in their baccalaureate nursing degree.
  5. Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a former faculty member and at least one from a former employer while in the RN role.
  6. A 500-700 word essay that addresses the applicant’s goals and reasons for seeking certification as a family nurse practitioner
  7. At least one year of recent clinical nursing practice experience.