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.


The 46-47 hour, primarily online, Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner program from University of North Carolina Wilmington provides advanced theory and clinical education emphasizing high quality, cost-effective, unique health care that results in a high level of patient satisfaction. 

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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master’s 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 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.
  • Three recommendations from a current or former nurse faculty member or employer, required.
  • Resume with work history and prerequisite course information.
  • Must have successfully completed academic credits in undergraduate community health, health and physical assessment, nursing research, and statistics prior to admission.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    9274 USD/year
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  • National

    2359 USD/year
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