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Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, UT,
The Westminster Masters of Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner program offers faculty mentoring, small class sizes, and hands-on experience students need to advance their nursing careers. Armed with your master’s degree, you’ll be prepared for a variety of healthcare settings—from rural healthcare clinics to urban emergency rooms to specialized care settings.


That’s why our professors get to know every student and make themselves available on a daily basis for questions and further discussion. Graduates step into the job market highly qualified and experienced, ready to establish therapeutic relationships, analyze healthcare policy, and combine theory with evidence to improve patient outcomes.

Our faculty offer current, real-world insight into current practices, policies, and challenges because they are practitioners themselves.

What You'll Learn
  • Course schedules accommodate students’ working schedules to make it easier to pursue their studies.
  • Students learn to read and interpret medical journals and studies to stay current and continue lifelong learning.
  • Opportunities to serve in rural and underserved areas help students see the issues facing these communities, like lack of preventative care and high cost of medication.
  • Students develop not only awareness of health issues but also the compassion that comes with clinical experience in the community.
  • Students and faculty work together to arrange clinical experiences aligned with their interests in highly reputable facilities.


The MSNFNP program is fully accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Our graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam required for licensing in Utah.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 
  • Advanced Pathophysiology 
  • Pharmacology for Advanced Practice 
  • Theoretical Found. of Advanced Practice Nursing 

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity Full-time
        • Full-time duration 24 months
      • Credits
        42 alternative credits
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus

      English Language Requirements

      You only need to take one of these language tests:

      • Minimum required score:


        The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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      • Minimum required score:


        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      Academic Requirements

      You need the following GPA score:

      Required score: 3

      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

      • Application: Online Application or Printable Application

      • $50 application fee (waived for attending an information session or campus visit)

      • Personal Statement

      • Two letters of recommendation

      • Personal resume 

      • Evidence of a clear ten panel drug screen. View instructions and suggested laboratories.

      • Background check

      • Physical and Mental Health Certificate signed by a primary care provider (only required if admitted).

      • Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate

      • Official GRE Scores taken within the past 5 years

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        1092 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 1092 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
      • National Applies to you

        1092 USD/credit
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 1092 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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      Living costs for Salt Lake City

      • 1000 - 1730 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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