Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, D.N.P., Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FMY) concentration prepares advanced practice nurses to provide primary health care to diverse individuals and their families in a variety of outpatient settings, especially rural settings.


Additional Requirements

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. engage in evidence-based practice to optimize health outcomes; and
  2. engage in leadership activities to promote excellence in rural health care.

Core Concepts:

  • Transformation:

Transformation includes learning, education, leadership, and nursing as a whole; engaging creativity with theory and evidence-based practice to result in critical reflection and cognitive flexibility. 

  • Rurality/Frontier

Practice in a low population area where resources and/or access to care are limited and be able to innovate accordingly.

  • Service

Providing advanced practice nursing care and services to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations includes altruism, leadership, decision-making, cooperation, education, listening, problem-solving, person-centered care, fidelity, advocacy, ethical behavior, and practice.

  • Comprehensive Global healthcare system perspective

An interconnected and comprehensive global health care system perspective incorporating the following attributes: advocacy, altruism, creativity, ethical conduct, effective communication skills, leadership, problem-solving skills, professionalism, and scholarship. 

  • Clinical Scholarship

Activities that systematically advance nursing science, including its teaching, research, and practice through rigorous inquiry that 1) is significant to the profession, 2) is creative, 3) can be documented, 4) can be replicated or elaborated, and 5) can be peer-reviewed through various methods and includes discovery, teaching, practice, and integration.  


The University of Wyoming must receive complete application materials for the DNP Program by the application deadline to be considered for fall admission (the entire DNP application process is completed online). The applicant is responsible to make certain that UW is in receipt of all application materials/ fees. The number of students admitted is limited. Admission is a competitive process and applicants meeting minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the DNP program in the School of Nursing.

Criteria for admission as well as application instructions and deadlines can be found on the nursing website: www.uwyo.edu/nursing (click on Nursing Programs, DNP, Admission Criteria & Application).

Scholastic Requirements

University and College of Health Sciences policies governing scholastic requirements (e.g. major changes, probation and dismissal) apply to students enrolled in the School of Nursing. In addition to university/college requirements, the School of Nursing has further scholastic requirements for the DNP Program. These requirements can be found on the nursing website: www.uwyo.edu/nursing (click on Nursing Programs, DNP, DNP Program Student Handbook - section 6 Scholastic Requirements).


All DNP students, regardless of concentration will take a set of core courses. In addition to the core courses a group of specialty courses are required for each NP concentration. Students earning the DNP degree will complete a final scholarly project which is integrated into the FMY and PSH curricula.

The DNP core and clinical courses will be delivered using a combination of online courses; synchronous video web-conferencing, and hybrid courses with periodic intensive on-campus experiences. Clinical placements will be arranged at health care facilities in Wyoming, north central Colorado, or southern Montana.

Program of Study 

A detailed, semester sequenced DNP-FMY Program of Study can be found on the nursing website: www.uwyo.edu/nursing (click on Nursing Programs, DNP, DNP-FMY Program of Study).