24 months
6336 USD/credit 145728 USD/year
6336 USD/credit 145728 USD/year
9386 USD/credit 215878 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Family Nurse Practitioner Program in the Nursing Department at Sonoma State University offers a Master of Science in Nursing with FNP emphasis and a Post-Master's FNP Certificate. The Nursing program is currently offered in the geographic service areas of Sonoma State University, Chico, Redding and Turlock, Modesto, Stockton and Merced.  


Key Features

The Nursing program at Sonoma State University focuses upon the theoretical and scientific bases for the diagnosis and treatment of common illness, as well as health teaching, counseling and preventive services. Emphasis is placed upon advanced clinical skills, including history-taking and physical examination, health screening, management of common illness, and techniques of prevention and risk reduction.

The goal of the graduate nursing program is to provide advanced practice professional education. Graduate education in nursing builds upon the undergraduate knowledge base in the natural, social, behavioral and nursing sciences. Graduates are prepared for increasing responsibilities in clinical practice, advocacy and are appreciative and responsive to the healthcare needs of underserved populations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Health Assessment 
  • Health Promotion Practice in Primary Care
  • Health Promotion Theory Righting Disparities
  • Pathophysiologic Concepts in Primary Care 
  • Pharmacology in Primary Care 
  • Clinical Practice in Primary Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


46 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association;
  • Be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended;
  • Have attained a grade point average of at least 2.5 (A=4.00) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted;
  • Proof of English proficiency via TOEFL or IELTS examination scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    145728 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6336 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    145728 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6336 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    215878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9386 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Rohnert Park

1100 - 1600 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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