Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Master Online
36 months
2319 USD/credit
2319 USD/credit
590 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner program from University of North Carolina Wilmington is designed to produce a nursing professional with advance practice nursing skills to provide primary health care to patients across the lifespan for underserved rural or urban populations


Graduates will be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exam for Family Nurse Practitioners which enhances their opportunity for advancement in the field. They will be able to seek approval to practice FNP in North Carolina or other state of choice.

Upon completion of the Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner program from University of North Carolina Wilmington curriculum, the new graduate will be able to:

  • Design client-centered care through advanced practice and education with an altruistic concern for the welfare of others while supporting autonomy and respecting human dignity.
  • Demonstrate integrity through accountability and responsibility for clinical decisions and lifelong learning.
  • Manage quality improvement measures that support legal/ethical standards through the use of evidence-based practice.
  • Impact the health of underserved populations through support and promotion of culturally competent care.
  • Evaluate domestic and global health integrating the knowledge of healthcare delivery systems, healthcare policies, epidemiology, and the environment.
  • Promote the health of clients/patients through education and multidisciplinary management of risk reduction, disease prevention and the management of illness.
  • Demonstrate professional role competence in education and advanced nursing practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Infants, Children, and Adolescents
  • Women's Health
  • Advanced Primary of Families: Adult
  • Adult Health 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




46 alternative credits




Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An application for graduate admission.
  • Official transcripts from all college work (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Current unrestricted North Carolina registered nurse license or registered nurse license from one of the affiliated Compact states. An explanation must be provided of any limitations that have ever been placed on your RN license.
  • One year of professional experience as a registered nurse.
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution from a nationally accredited program with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Three recommendations from a current or former nurse faculty member or employer, required.
  • Resume with work history and prerequisite course information.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2319 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2319 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2319 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2319 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    590 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 590 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


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Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
University of North Carolina Wilmington


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