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Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

Texas State University

21 months
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The Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner at Texas State University is a hybrid master’s degree program that prepares post-baccalaureate registered nurses to provide high-quality, integrative care for patients across the lifespan in a variety of settings.


Nursing Program Student Educational Outcomes

At the completion of the M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner program, a graduate of the St. David’s School of Nursing at Texas State University will be prepared to skillfully translate research and utilize evidence-based practice knowledge to provide healthcare for individuals, families, and populations with an emphasis on primary care.

The MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is a 48-credit hour lockstep program in which Registered Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree advance their skills to the entry level for eligibility for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and apply for licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Instruction will be an online format with required on campus learning intensives typically scheduled two times per semester at the St. David’s School of Nursing in Round Rock. The on-campus learning intensives augment the online course work and allow assessment of students to ensure that advanced level competencies have been met. Of the 48 semester hours required, 13 hours are allotted to practicum courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Health Assessment Practicum
  • Diagnostic Reasoning and Procedures Practicum
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Advanced Health Assessment

  • Young and Middle Adult Primary Care

  • Pediatric and Adolescent Primary Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • completed online application
  • completed online NursingCAS application
  • separate NursingCAS application fee and either
    • $55 nonrefundable application fee or $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
    • bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
    • minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • grade of C or better in a statistics course
    • current, valid unencumbered R.N. license or multi-state privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state(s) in which the student will complete clinical courses
    • responses to specific essay questions
    • resume/CV
    • three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 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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