Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Online

The flexible Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner online program provides you with the comprehensive knowledge and clinical expertise needed to advance into leading roles in nursing.

Apply by: 8/12/24
Start class: 8/26/24 Apply Now

Program Overview

Learn more about the MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner online program

The innovative MSN - FNP program at TAMIU offers the flexibility of online learning combined with valuable in-person diagnose and manage common acute and chronic health conditions across the lifespan. The curriculum emphasizes evidence-based practice, health promotion and disease prevention, empowering you to make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of your patients and communities.

Through a blend of online coursework and on-campus experiences, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and peers, honing your clinical skills and building professional networks. The program includes two on-campus visits per course, providing you with hands-on learning experiences and personalized guidance from experienced faculty.

Our commitment to your success extends beyond the virtual classroom. When possible, instructors will visit you at your clinical site, observing your performance and engaging with your preceptors to ensure you receive the support and guidance needed to excel in your new role as a family nurse practitioner.

With a 100% national certification exam pass rate for FNP first-time test-takers, our program has a proven track record of preparing graduates for success.

As a student in our program, you will benefit from a strong focus on cultural competence and the ability to work independently, ensuring you are well-prepared to meet the diverse needs of patients in your community.

In this online program, you will learn to:

  • Critically analyze, interpret and utilize appropriate knowledge, research and theories to meet the healthcare needs of diverse client populations across the lifespan
  • Collaboratively plan the delivery of culturally sensitive healthcare with organizations and the community
  • Contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession through evidence-based research and practice
  • Synthesize the leadership management, negotiating, teaching/coaching and consulting roles to foster continual improvement in order to meet changing societal and environmental needs
  • Operationalize ethical, legal, political and economic principles in application to the management of healthcare delivery across the lifespan
  • Advocate for advanced nursing practice through a commitment to lifelong learning and community service
  • Critically analyze, interpret and utilize appropriate knowledge, research and theories to meet the healthcare needs of diverse client populations across the lifespan
  • Collaboratively plan the delivery of culturally sensitive healthcare with organizations and the community
  • Contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession through evidence-based research and practice
  • Synthesize the leadership management, negotiating, teaching/coaching and consulting roles to foster continual improvement in order to meet changing societal and environmental needs
  • Operationalize ethical, legal, political and economic principles in application to the management of healthcare delivery across the lifespan
  • Advocate for advanced nursing practice through a commitment to lifelong learning and community service

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to work in multiple settings, including:

  • Hospital
  • Freestanding emergency medical facility
  • School setting (elementary, middle or high school)
  • Community health center/health clinic
  • Physician’s office
  • Hospital
  • Freestanding emergency medical facility
  • School setting (elementary, middle or high school)
  • Community health center/health clinic
  • Physician’s office

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Texas A&M International University offers a variety of in-demand online nursing programs. Explore all of our online nursing programs.

Total Tuition $17,616*
Duration As few as 36 months
Credit Hours 45

Accreditation

ACEN Accredited

The undergraduate and graduate programs in the Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact by mail at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, by phone at 404-975-5000 or visit acenursing.org.

Also available:

Texas A&M International University offers a variety of in-demand online nursing programs. Explore all of our online nursing programs.

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Tuition

Find out about our affordable tuition

Tuition for the MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner online degree program is affordable, and can be paid by the course. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $17,616*
Per Credit Hour $367

Calendar

Stay on track with important dates and deadlines

The Master of Science in Nursing – FNP program is delivered in an online format ideal for working nurses. Choose the start date that is best for you.

SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Fall I8/26/248/12/248/19/248/23/2410/11/24
Spring I1/21/251/6/251/13/251/17/253/8/25
Summer I5/19/255/5/255/12/255/16/257/5/25

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 8/12/24
Class Starts 8/26/24

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Admissions

Take the first steps toward earning your MSN – FNP online

Applying for the MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner online program is a simple process. Learn more about the admission requirements below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate nursing degree from a nationally accredited college or university
  • Unencumbered RN license in Texas

To be considered for admission into the MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner online program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit an application via ApplyTexas to the Graduate School
  • Graduate Application Fee of $35.00. International Graduate Student Application Fee of $50.00
  • Official College/University Transcript(s) from institutions other than Texas A&M International University must be sent directly from each institution attended. Degree(s) must be posted on the transcript. The degree must be from a regionally accredited college or university. Degrees and transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. will be evaluated for equivalency to U.S. degrees according to generally accepted practices in higher education.
  • A valid unencumbered RN license without restrictions in the State of Texas. For FNP applicants. This requirement can be waived, with the condition to have a valid RN license by the time of enrollment for NURS 5330-Advance Health Assessment Theory and NURS 5331-Advance Health Assessment Practicum.
  • Evidence of a minimum of one (1) year of work experience as a Registered Nurse with at least one year of inpatient nursing experience. For recent graduates, this can be waived, with the condition to have a valid RN license by the time of enrollment for NURS 5330-Advance Health Assessment Theory and NURS 5331-Advance Health Assessment Practicum.
  • Evidence of a baccalaureate nursing degree from a nationally accredited college or university.
  • Evidence of successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course.
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.70 or better (on a 4.0 scale) for all college work and a 3.00 in all upper division courses.
  • Required immunizations, medical health insurance, physical examination completed by a licensed medical health provider, criminal background check and drug screen must be submitted separately to a designated vendor for repository of documents, i.e. Verified Credentials.
    • Immunizations: MMR and varicella immunizations or rubeola, rubella or varicella titers; Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis); Hepatitis B (HBV) series or HBV titer or signed informed refusal; Annual influenza vaccination (received in the Fall of each year).
    • Verification of drug and criminal background screening by a designated company or agency at student expense. (Contact the Director of graduate Program for questions).
    • Submit a signed release of information form for release of information to the CNHS. (Contact the Director of graduate Program for this form).
    • Annual tuberculosis (TB) skin test or blood test.
    • Students are required to provide proof of health insurance obtained from a U.S. health insurance provider.

International Transcript Evaluation:
TAMIU does their own foreign credential evaluations. Graduate School does not require third party evaluations nor are obligated to accept the results, or GPA calculations, if an evaluation is submitted. If an applicant submits an official evaluation, the evaluation does not replace official transcripts or certificates of graduation.

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to TAMIU at this address:

Texas A&M International University
Graduate School
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 223
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041
OR
Electronically to [email protected]

Former TAMIU students DO NOT have to request TAMIU transcripts.

For documents other than transcripts, please upload to your application portal located here. If transcripts are uploaded to the portal, you will be asked to resend all official transcripts by mail or email and will delay the application process.

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Courses

What you will learn in your specialized MSN – FNP online program

Curriculum for the MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner online program is comprised of 17 courses (48 credit hours).

Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course presents the student with selected clinical diagnostic laboratory, imaging tests and with selected procedures practiced by advanced nurse practitioner in the primary care setting. Clinical decision‐making for appropriate tests or procedures, and interpretation of diagnostic test results is addressed. Laboratory, simulation and practicum experiences will facilitate learning of procedures such as suturing, EKG interpretation, dermatologic procedures and radiology. One credit theory and two credit or 90 hours of practicum required. Requires a one day onsite intensive component on a Saturday or Sunday. 90 Clinical Hours.
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course is part I of a comprehensive study of the pathophysiologic basis of disease as it affects human beings across the life cycle. Emphasis is placed upon endogenous and exogenous environmental factors that contribute to altered functional balance. The focus is on the cardiovascular, immune, neurologic and renal systems related to mechanisms of disease and specific mechanisms that cause abnormalities resulting in dysfunction. Disease states commonly encountered and managed in primary care settings are emphasized.
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course is part II of a comprehensive study of the pathophysiologic basis of disease as it affects human beings across the life cycle. Emphasis is placed upon endogenous and exogenous environmental factors that contribute to altered functional balance. The focus is on the endocrine, gastrointestinal, hematologic, hepatobiliary, lymphatic reproductive and respiratory systems related to mechanisms of disease that cause abnormalities resulting in dysfunction. Disease states commonly encountered and managed in primary care settings are emphasized.
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This is part I of a course focused on clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics with emphasis on major drug classes related to the cardiovascular, immune, neurologic and renal systems. Special emphasis is placed on drugs and drug classes used to treat problems commonly encountered in primary care.
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This is part II of a course focused on clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics with emphasis on major drug classes related to the endocrine, gastrointestinal, hematologic, hepatobiliary, lymphatic, reproductive and respiratory systems. Special emphasis is placed on drugs and drug classes used to treat problems commonly encountered in primary care. 
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The focus of this course is on the exploration of selected theories and conceptual frameworks, and their relationship to nursing practice and research. Emphasis is on the utilization of theories and models in nursing as a basis for practice to provide a caring, comprehensive, and holistic approach to health care delivery within a multicultural society. Prereq: Admission to the MSN program or permission of faculty.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the research design and methods to prepare students to be proficient in the evaluation and utilization of evidence based practice within the clinical practice setting. Students will critically examine reported research to determine the utilization of scientific knowledge in order to provide high quality nursing health care, initiate change, and improve patient outcomes. Undergraduate Statistics to the pre-requisites on the Carousel
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on current informational technology strategies related to the management of individuals, groups, and organizations. Students will examine the implementation and use of nursing informatics, and the role of informatics in evidence‐based practice.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on health care policy and cultural as well as ethical issues in patient care. The goal is to create leaders who provide culturally competent care and contribute to the development of policies to reduce health care disparities.
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the integration of advanced knowledge and skills of health assessment and diagnostic evaluation. Emphasis is on a holistic approach to individuals across the life span. Evidence‐based concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention are presented. Critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills are developed. Objectives of 2020 along with concepts including family systems, developmental theories, cultural considerations, environmental factors, and spiritual influences and learning styles are explored. 
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on a systems approach to health issues that present in the primary care setting with emphasis on assessment, screening, physical exam and differential diagnosis. Students will concentrate on history taking, physical examination, diagnostic reasoning and assessment. Clinical experiences will enable students to develop clinical reasoning skills that are necessary to perform comprehensive physical examination and develop a differential and final diagnosis in the primary care. Requires a one day onsite intensive component which is on Saturday or Sunday. 135 Clinical Hours
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the theoretical and clinical foundation of advanced practice management of health care problems common to adult and older adults including the frail elderly, individuals and their families. The student will be introduced to the role of nurse practitioner in the primary care management of individuals and families of adult clients. Emphasis is on the application of assessment, wellness and health promotion practices in the comprehensive management and implementation of evidence‐based practice in the primary care setting. Population based health disparities and their impact on the health of individuals and families will be explored. Pre or Co‐requisites: NURS 5231, 5233. Co‐ requisite: 5333.
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This clinical practicum course prepares the NP student to assess, diagnose, monitor, treat and coordinate care of adult individuals and their families who present with common acute, episodic, and chronic conditions in the primary care setting. Population based health disparities and their impact on the health of the individual and their family will be explored. There is 135 hours of practicum required. This course is graded pass/fail. Pre or Co‐requisites: NURS 5231 and 5233. Co‐requisites: NURS 5332.
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the role of the advance practice nurse in the management and care of newborns, children, and adolescents I the primary care setting. The emphasis is on the theoretical and practice foundation necessary to manage the pediatric population in a primary care setting. The importance of health promotion, disease prevention, and appropriate screenings as well as the diagnosis and management of common conditions that present in the pediatric/adolescent is stressed. Students will be prepared to function in a team‐based, inter‐professional collaborative environment that integrates the biomedical, and psychosocial model of patient‐centered care.
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course emphasizes the integration and application of theory, health promotion, and disease prevention and provides clinical experiences in ambulatory pediatric primary health care settings. Students will perform comprehensive and appropriate clinical assessments, including appropriate developmental screening, diagnostic testing and therapeutic interventions in order to promote health in the pediatric care setting. This course requires 135 hours of practicum. This course is graded pass/fail.
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the theoretical and clinical foundation of advanced practice management of health care problems common to adult individuals and women. Consistent with the emerging definitions of women’s health and women’s health practice, this course examines a full range of health issues unique to women including societal and political determinants of health, health promotion and patient education. Emphasis is on integration and application of theory, health promotion, disease prevention, diagnostic process and clinical decision making to adult and women’s health issues in the primary care setting.
Duration: 14 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on the application of organizational behavior theories in the health care setting. The integration of evidence‐based practice to improve outcomes is emphasized. Methods for analyzing organizational systems are evaluated. 180 Clinical Hours

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