M.Sc. On Campus

Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Texas State University

24 months
765 USD/credit 18360 USD/year
765 USD/credit 18360 USD/year
357 USD/credit 8568 USD/year
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The Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) program from 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. 


Graduates 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.

Students learn and practice the theory and techniques of providing primary healthcare using an integrative approach.

Program Mission

The Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) program from Texas State University educates and prepares graduates, using innovative teaching strategies and state-of-the-art technology. Graduates provide ethical, safe, and effective patient-centered care and contribute to present and emerging research and health management practices. Graduates demonstrate competence in clinical judgment, collaborate as members and leaders of interprofessional healthcare teams, and utilize scientifically-based interventions. As caring professional nurses, graduates manage illness; promote, maintain, and restore health; and provide end-of-life care for diverse individuals, families, populations, and global communities across the lifespan.

Career Options

Graduates pursue careers in a wide variety of clinical settings as a family nurse practitioner and may choose to continue with doctoral study. Graduates are qualified to sit for one of the following national certification examinations:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification Exam (FNP)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Exam (FNP)

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
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree from a regionally accredited institution and from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or other nationally recognized nursing education accrediting body. The student's B.S.N. degree must be reflected on the transcript at the time of application.
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in your nursing course work
  • grade of C or better in an upper-division statistics course. The course must be completed at the time of application and reflected on submitted transcripts.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 24 months.

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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