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BSN to DNP, Family/Across the Lifespan NP

This program is designed for the RN with a BSN who wants to specialize in the care of individuals and families across the lifespan in environments such as private practices, urgent cares, outpatient or community clinics. Areas of focus include: care management of common, complex, acute and chronic issues across the lifespan. 

Family/Across the Lifespan Program Overview

The Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family/Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner program covers common, acute, complex and chronic problems across the lifespan using advanced principles of assessment. Students will participate in clinical rotations near their home or work.

  • Expand your scope of practice in a variety of settings including primary care practices, outpatient clinics, and urgent care facilities.
  • Learn from online lectures, plus demonstrations and exercises during immersion sessions at the Irvine, California, campus. 


  • Develop and foster strong values, ethics and leadership skills to apply evidence-based practice to the workplace and lead positive change within the health care system.
  • Learn to offer a wide range of health care services from disease prevention and diagnosis, to direct care and patient education across the lifespan.
  • Complete your degree in as little as 36 months.
  • Become eligible for the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (AANPCB) certification examination after graduation.


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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for the BSN to DNP program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • Goal statement
    • Self evaluation
    • Current resume or CV
    • Personal interview with specialty Program Director
    • BSN from a CCNE or NLN CNEA accredited program
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Analytical Writing Score (minimum score of 4.0) from the General Test
    • Three on-line recommendation forms (preferred) or 3 letters of recommendation with waiver forms.
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
    • Hold an unencumbered RN license in the state where you plan to do your practicums OR have evidence of a scheduled NCLEX date (which must be passed by the end of the first session enrolled in the BSN-DNP program)
    • Must have an ADN or ASN from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • Must also have an ADN or ASN from an ACEN, CCNE, BRN approved nursing program.
    Application Deadline Deadlines
    • Spring 1, 2021 admission is October 15, 2020
    • Final completed application deadline for Spring 1, 2022 admission is Oct 15, 2021
    Residency Restrictions

    This program is not available to residents of all states. Please contact a University Enrollment Coach for details.


    Program Curriculum

    • NURU 600  Theoretical Foundations of Evidence-based and Advanced Practice Nursing


      NURU 601  Transitions in Practice: The Advanced Practice Nurse as DNP *


      NURU 602  Developmental, Cultural and Spiritual Care Across the Lifespan


      DNPU 701  Biostatistics for Clinical Practice *


      DNPU 704  Evidence-Based Thinking for Scholarship And Practice III *


      Graduate Science Core Subtotal


    • DNPU 700  Healthcare Policy, Organization and Delivery


      DNPU 702  Innovations in Technology and Information Access


      DNPU 703  Leading Through Innovation


      DNPU 705  Health Communication


      DNPU 706  Transforming Health Care Through Outcomes Management


      DNPU 708  Application of DNP Clinical Scholarly Project **


      DNPU 710  Seminar in Evidence-Based Thinking for Scholarship and Practice


      DNPU 711  Clinical Residency for DNP Clinical Scholarly Project for BSN-DNP & Post-Masters adding a Specialty (255 hours) 3
      DNP Core Essentials Subtotal 24
    • NURU 603  Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan and Cultures


      NURU 604  Clinical Practicum: Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan and Cultures *^


      NURU 605  Advanced Pathophysiology across the Lifespan


      NURU 606  Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan


      NURU 609  Genetics Across the Lifespan


      NURU 610  Synthesis of Advanced Practice Management, Role and EBP


      Advanced Practice Core Subtotal




      Complete a Specialty


      Specialty Subtotal


      Total Credits


    • NURU 603  Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan and Culture  3
      NURU 605 Advanced Pathophysiology across the Lifespan
      NURU 606 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan 3
      NURU 610 Synthesis of Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) Professional Role 3
      NURU 671 Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice


      NURU 672 Management of Common and Acute Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care *


      NURU 673 Practicum in Common and Acute Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care *^^


      NURU 674 Management of Complex and Chronic Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care *


      NURU 675 Practicum in Complex and Chronic Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care (255 hours)*^^


      Total Credits



      Students in these courses are required to attend a face-to-face Immersion on the Irvine campus.


      If a student does not complete the required 255 clinical hours during the initial specialty course clinical session/s (NURU 673 Practicum in Common and Acute Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care and NURU 675 Practicum in Complex and Chronic Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan Care), s/he will be enrolled in a NURU 699 Independent Practicum for Clinical Hours completion Independent Practicum for Clinical Hours completion (0 credits) and required to pay a Continuing Clinical fee, per each course and session, until the student receives a “P” in the specialty clinical course or until the student’s seven year program completion timeline has expired.


    Brandman University is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)


    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees at Brandman University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

    Both the faculty and staff members have been very supportive in every way, manifesting their core values in action. Students are accorded the same respect and dignity regardless of their cultural background, color, gender or religion.
    Jacinta A | Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2018
    It was a big sacrifice with two daughters in college and it takes persistence and patience. Brandman is very supportive of students. They push their students in the right direction and motivate them. It was a positive experience and coming from a family of nurses, that’s saying a lot.
    Lorelei P. | Doctorate of Nursing Practice, 2017
    sharon h nurse practitioner brandman was always my goal to become a Nurse Practitioner. I wanted to mentor other nurses who were new to the profession and share my experiences with them.
    Sharon H. | Doctorate of Nursing Practice, 2015

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