M.Sc. On Campus

Nursing (Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner)

Virginia Commonwealth University

12 months
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Nursing (Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner) program at Virginia Commonwealth University is prepared to provide direct care to individuals and families in a variety of primary care settings, including college health services, health maintenance organizations, community clinics, long-term care, assisted living, continuing care retirement communities, occupational health settings.


The VCU School of Nursing family nurse practitioner concentration prepares graduates for advanced practice registered nurse roles by developing the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose and manage common acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan through comprehensive physical and psychosocial assessments, use of decision-making/diagnostic reasoning processes, performance of advanced practice skills and procedures and implementation of evidence-based treatment strategies, including health promotion and disease prevention.

Graduates of the Nursing (Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner) program at Virginia Commonwealth University are eligible to apply for certification as a FNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Program goals

Graduates will achieve advanced nursing practice competencies by demonstrating:

  • Systems and organizational leadership
  • Implementation of advanced nursing practice interventions
  • Effective use of research and technology
  • Systematic evaluation of interventions and outcomes

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Evidence-based Advanced Practice
  • Professional Transitions for the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Health Policy Leadership and Advocacy
  • Teamwork In Complex Clinical Situations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


44 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Academic documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional academic requirements and regulations
  • Foreign transcripts
  • Financial certification
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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