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Family Nurse Practitioner

36 months
750 USD/credit 11750 USD/year
750 USD/credit 11750 USD/year
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If you are interested in becoming an independent licensed advanced practice provider in a role where you can provide healthcare to people of all ages, you should consider becoming a The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at Saint Xavier University.


A Family Nurse Practitioner program offered by at Saint Xavier University provides comprehensive, high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered primary healthcare services across the lifespan. FNPs are quickly becoming the heath partner of choice for millions of Americans. 


FNPs have a unique approach to health services, in that they place emphasis on both care and cure. A FNP is prepared to diagnose and manage acute and chronic illness while also focusing on health promotion, wellness, disease prevention, health education and counseling. FNPs are nationally certified and are recognized as expert health care providers across the nation and can prescribe in all 50 states. Among their many services, FNPs can:

  • Diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, infections and injuries.
  • Order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays.
  • Prescribe medications and other treatments.
  • Manage and coordinate a patient's care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Information Technology and Health Care Outcomes Evaluation 
  • Nursing Inquiry 
  • Epidemiology and Population Based Health Care 
  • Health Care Systems and Financing 
  • Culture, Communication and Conflict Resolution in Interprofessional Practice 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


47 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application.
    • Completed recommendation forms.
    • Official results of the appropriate graduate admission test.
    • A completed and notarized SXU Affidavit of Support (PDF).
    • An official scholarship letter or a notarized bank statement or bank letter demonstrating capacity to provide financial support for at least one year of attendance at SXU. 
    • Non-native English speaking applicants must submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or official results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or proof of completion of ELS course level 112.
    • A "course-by-course" transcript evaluation report by an approved educational credential evaluator, for all colleges or universities attended abroad to determine U.S. equivalency. 
    • Photocopies or facsimiles of identification and expiration pages of the student's passport. 
    • Additional requirements may apply, depending on program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    11750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 USD per credit during 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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