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Family Nurse Practitioner, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
, IL,
The Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares professional nurses as specialists to deliver primary care services to individuals and families in a wide variety of settings. The program emphasizes health promotion and wellness as well as the management of common and complex health problems.


If you are interested in becoming an independent licensed advanced practice provider in a role that has medical and nursing functions, you should consider becoming a family nurse practitioner (FNP). An FNP is prepared to care for patients of all age groups in primary care. Primary care is focused on wellness, screening, early identification, prevention and management of illness rather than providing only illness care, where patients must become ill before providing care. Family nurse practitioners hold positions in specialty and primary care outpatient settings. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Health Assessment for Family Nurse Practitioners
  • Nursing Inquiry
  • Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    General Requirements

    • Current licensure in a state or territory of the United States.
    • Official transcript(s) sent directly from the Registrar of all colleges, universities and professional schools attended including accredited baccalaureate degree-granting college/university and all graduate level coursework.
    • Personal Statement
    • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
    • Applicants may be asked to complete an interview with faculty and/or provide a writing sample.
    • At least one year of full-time work experience as a registered nurse is required for applicants for the family nurse practitioner track.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                895 USD/credit
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 895 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
              • National

                895 USD/credit
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 895 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
              • In-State

                895 USD/credit
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 895 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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              Living costs for Chicago Ridge

              • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
                Living Costs

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