Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Charlene Whitaker-Brown

Dr. Charlene Whitaker-Brown,
DNP '13 MS '09

"The DNP has opened doors and the reason I decided to work in academia was because of the support, guidance, and recommendations I received from the faculty at Indiana State University. The rigorous course work helped prepare me for the challenges of 21st century healthcare. During my program of study I developed an appreciation for health policy after attending a Health Policy conference in Washington, DC with my professors and DNP cohort. I learned the importance of becoming legislatively active to affect the care of my patients. The DNP program at ISU helped me to understand how the DNP has an impact on nursing and advancing the practice of the nursing profession."

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A graduate of the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration utilizes a comprehensive approach to meet diversified and holistic health needs.

As leaders in nursing education, research, and community engagement, our faculty has a collective vision to nurture innovation as we chart our path for the future. Our primary goal is to support you in becoming an integral part of our learning community to address society’s need for caring, knowledgeable, and scientifically well-prepared, nurse professionals.

By building upon and expanding your knowledge and skills as a professional registered nurse, the family nurse practitioner concentration will prepare you to meet the ANCC and AANP certification competencies:

In applying these skills, we will encourage you to be innovative and evidence-based in your approach to nursing to support the delivery of high quality, safe patient care.

The application deadlines for the Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration are February 1 and September 1.
At this time, we are only accepting part-time students (8 credit hours or less per semester).