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Family Nurse Practitioner, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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The Master of Science in Nursing curriculum is designed to provide a plan of study in the advanced practice option of Family Nurse Practitioner. This program also provides a foundation for doctoral study.


Nursing education at the master's level builds upon baccalaureate nursing preparation. Program courses and content are organized to facilitate the progression of student learning from that of a baccalaureate generalist to that of a specialist. The curriculum has two dimensions: core and specialization.  Core courses are taken by all students and include theory, research, economics, statistics and issues. Specialty courses are based upon the area of specialization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice 
  • Statistics in Health Care Research 
  • Transition to Graduate Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacology 
  • Advanced Health Assessment 
  • Advanced Health Assessment Lab 
  • Advanced Pathophysiology 
  • Advanced Nursing Research 
  • Primary Health Care I 
  • Primary Health Care I Clinical
  • Clinical Information Systems 
  • Nursing and Health Care Issues: Trends, Policy and Economics 
  • Primary Health Care II 
  • Primary Health Care II Clinical

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    41 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a nationally accredited baccalaureate-granting institution with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from all undergraduate coursework. 
  • Proof of a current RN license from the student's state of residence and/or practice. 
  • Graduate Record Examination taken within the last five years
  • A completed application file
  • A successful on-campus interview, if invited 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1290 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1290 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1290 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1290 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 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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