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Family Nurse Practitioner

University of Scranton

12 months
965 USD/credit 34740 USD/year
965 USD/credit 34740 USD/year
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The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) specialization at University of Scranton prepares registered nurses to assess, diagnose, and treat common episodic and chronic disorders, and to provide health-promotion and disease-prevention interventions and counseling. 


The use of clinical decision-making and diagnostic reasoning skills is emphasized. The Family Nurse Practitioner graduate at University of Scranton will be prepared to provide direct patient care to individuals across the life span in primary care settings.

Key Features 

  • The FNP specialization is offered as a 36-credit master’s degree for baccalaureate-prepared-nurses, and as a 27-credit post-master’s certificate for nurses already holding a nursing master’s degree in advanced practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment Lab
  • Family Health Promotion
  • Family Clinical Practicum 
  • Advanced Pharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An applicant to the FNP program must possess a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CCNE, ACEN or CNEA accredited program, have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 or other evidence of ability to successfully complete a graduate program such as grades in other post-baccalaureate courses, scores from national graduate school entrance examinations, or a record of progressively higher work experiences; and be licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • The applicant must submit three professional references and a 300-word personal statement identifying career goals, demonstrating communication and writing skills. A personal interview with the program director or a faculty member to clarify goals and objectives is required. 
  • Students may begin course work in either the fall or spring semester.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 965 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 965 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Scranton

1000 - 1500 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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