Why ODU for Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner?

Enhance your expertise in theory, research, and advanced nursing practice through academic courses and clinical experiences that take a holistic approach to health and nursing care. ODU's FNP program is one of only 17 programs in the country that is funded to provide a technology supported preceptor infrastructure. You will be taught by ODU faculty who are involved in healthcare nationally, including innovative solutions to improve healthcare to rural areas through telehealth, interprofessional education, and bridges to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

An important and unique feature of ODU's FNP program is our collaboration with Eastern Virginia Medical School's Standardized Patient Program, one of the largest in the U.S. with more than 115 standardized patients ages 14 to 84. You will be required travel to main campus for scheduled training and/or testing at certain points in the program. 

As a graduate of this program, you are qualified to apply for FNP certification from the American Nurses' Association or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. ODU's School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE). This FNP program is approved by the Virginia Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine.

Are you a nurse in a medically-underserved, rural region in Virginia? ODU currently has a grant for a dynamic new preceptorship program in these areas! Both preceptors and students train in evidence-based telemedicine and telehealth solutions that have been demonstrated to improve health care delivery. Please tell us if you're interested in this grant when you contact us.

This program is not available in the following states: Washington