M.Sc. On Campus

Family Nurse Practitioner

D’Youville College

24 months
1102 USD/credit 16530 USD/year
1102 USD/credit 16530 USD/year
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D'Youville College's two-year MS in Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares graduates for the licensure examination.


A family nurse practitioner meets the healthcare needs of the family by providing primary and specialty care for patients of all ages.

Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the program can be completed in two-years of full-time study. Upon graduation, you are eligible to take the examination for board certification.

If you’re interested in becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), D’Youville College’s nursing program is an ideal place to start. Established in 1942, the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing has an excellent reputation as one of the best in the region for high-quality, student-centered education.

What You'll Learn

As a student in D'Youville's master of science FNP program, you will:

  • Learn to assess, diagnose and manage common acute and chronic illnesses;
  • Gain skills in promoting healthy habits and educating patients about disease prevention;
  • Get practical experience in women's health, pediatrics and adult settings;
  • Benefit from the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors and those from the nursing community.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Health Assessment Lab
  • Health Promotion-Children & Families
  • Health Promotion-Women
  • Health Promotion Adults Aging Population
  • Fnp Practicum in Pediatrics In Pediatrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online graduate application for admission (no application fee).
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC (ACEN) accredited program at a college or university in the US (or by the CNO in Ontario).
  • Evidence of capability to succeed in a graduate program based on an overall undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Official transcripts from all college/ universities attended. 
  • An overall G.P.A. of at least 3.0.
  • Active unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in New York or in Ontario for Canadian students.
  • A current CPR certification with a psychomotor component.
  • One year of practice as a registered nurse with a baccalaureate degree is required.
  • Baccalaureate-level health assessment, pathophysiology and pharmacology courses or equivalent.
  • Applicants who work full-time are not eligible for planned 2-year completion of the Family Nurse Practitioner track.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1102 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1102 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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