Attention: New Nursing Students

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We value the health of our students, faculty, and employees – and their loved ones. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have determined that it will not be safe to travel to campus for on-site instruction during Fall term. Instead, activities will be delivered synchronously via distance technology, at the scheduled dates and times. Please know that our most recent onsite session was conducted via distance, and was very successful.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree/Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP/FNP) program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) is an eight-semester primarily-online program designed to allow students to continue to work as registered nurses in their communities while completing their doctoral degree program and FNP specialty coursework.

The RMUoHP DNP/FNP degree program is designed to prepare nurse practitioners to deliver primary healthcare to families in a variety of settings. DNP/FNP students follow patients through the life cycle learning obstetric, pediatric, and gynecologic, as well as adult and geriatric primary care diagnostic and management skills. Successful graduates of our program are eligible to obtain licensure and certification as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).

Important Dates

Fall 2021 Start
Accepting applications through April 16, 2021
The semester begins August 30, 2021

Academic Model

Limited-Residency Program — mostly online, with one week of onsite work for skills acquisition and mastery during five of eight semesters
(see curriculum for onsite dates)

RMUoHP DNP/FNP Program Highlights

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90 credits

Start Date

August 31, 2020

First Onsite Dates


Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree/Family Nurse Practitioner program (Post-Bachelors)

The post-baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice degree/Family Nurse Practitioner program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is a rigorous program for those interested in advanced clinical practices and leadership roles. It was specifically designed with 90-credits for students interested in entering the nurse practitioner field.

The program enjoys a 92% retention to degree rate. While in the program, students follow and treat patients in a wide variety of settings found within the life cycle, ranging from geriatric to gynecologic care and management skills, as a licensed nurse practitioner.

Our post-bachelor’s DNP/FNP program currently has a first-time pass rate of 87% and a final pass rate of 100% – every graduate of our DNP/FNP program has passed the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam, administered by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). This certification shares common links to the national Consensus Model for APRN Regulation including licensure, accreditation, certification, and education.

Graduation Rate – 77%

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Why Choose RMU?

“The faculty are amazing at RMUoHP. The faculty remain leaders and experts in the field of nursing practice by continuing to be practicing providers. By being practicing providers, the faculty served as excellent mentors and provided unique opportunities for professional development.”

Melissa Cooley, RN, BSN, DNP/FNP Student

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.(


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.

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Be a part of transforming the health care experience

Do you aspire to transform health care for the better? Our graduates are leading the charge to make access to providers a more positive experience for patients everywhere, and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is your first step on the path toward joining the movement.

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Learn more about our family nurse practitioner program

We invite you to learn more about what makes Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions DNP/FNP program different from other online family nurse practitioner programs. We invite you to explore the program information on our website, talk with our alumni about their RMU experiences, attend a virtual information session, and speak with a program advisor who can help you decide whether our RMUoHP is the right place for your DNP degree. We can’t wait to see you in Rocky Mountain University of Health Profession’s DNP/FNP program.

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We are committed to the development
of doctorally-prepared nursing professionals who can:

NP Licensure

Obtain Licensure to Practice Upon Graduation

Demonstrate skills necessary to obtain licensure as a family nurse practitioner.

Variety of Settings

Confidently Work in a Variety of Settings

Exhibit competent obstetric, pediatric, and gynecologic, as well as adult and geriatric primary care diagnostic and management skills.


Consume and Apply Current Research

Use evidence-based skills to apply best current evidence to transform current family healthcare systems.

Patient Centered

Administer Patient-Centered Care

Use technology, current research, and best practices to improve the quality of care for family medicine patients in the graduate’s community.

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