M.Sc. On Campus Online

Nursing (Family-Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner)

Thomas Jefferson University

24 months
1200 USD/credit 36000 USD/year
1200 USD/credit 36000 USD/year
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The Nursing (Family-Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner) at Thomas Jefferson University will be educated to deliver comprehensive primary care to clients from infancy to adulthood. 


The curriculum emphasis is on interdisciplinary collaboration and strategies for meeting patients' primary care needs through a family-centered approach to health promotion and illness intervention.

Two certification options exist for graduates of the Family-Individual Across the Lifespan (FIAL) Nurse Practitioner Program. 

Key Features 

  • Nursing (Family-Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner) Program graduates at Thomas Jefferson University meet the academic eligibility requirements to take the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 
  • Candidates who meet all eligibility requirements established by the ANCC and successfully pass the examination are awarded the credential: Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC).  

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Health Policy, Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Practice
  • Research for Advanced Practice Nursing 
  • Philosophy, Foundations, and Methods for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Leadership and Critical Decision Making
  • Advanced Topics in Health Informatics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit. Official transcripts can be sent electronically by the institution to or mailed to the address above.
  • Personal Statement: In 750 words or less, describe your motivation for pursuing this program at Jefferson, including your educational and professional goals that this program will help you achieve. 
  • Letters of Recommendation: Submit two letters of reference. 
  • Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.
  • Professional License/Certification: Upload your current and active nursing (RN) license, with the expiration date if applicable, in MyJefferson.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1200 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    36000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1200 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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