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Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N.

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University rank #201 (ARWU) Houston, TX, United States
The Master of Science in Nursing graduate program prepares professional nurses for leadership roles in nursing education, nursing administration, or advanced practice nursing.


Graduate study in nursing requires the acquisition and systematic application of knowledge and skills in nursing practice, evidence based practice, and nursing role. Advanced critical thinking skills in nursing are enhanced through the study of theory and research.

The Master of Science in Nursing offers full-time and part-time tracks in nursing education, nursing administration, and family nurse practitioner to BSN prepared Registered Nurses.   

At the end of the graduate education program, the graduate will:

  • Assume advanced leadership roles in a variety of health care settings.
  • Exemplify ethical, legal, and professional standards for advanced nursing practice.
  • Integrate advanced knowledge of nursing and related disciplines in the roles of educator, administrator, or clinician.
  • Participate in research and other scholarly activities to expand nursing knowledge.
  • Work effectively in interdisciplinary relationships or partnerships to promote, maintain and restore the health of clients; improve health care delivery systems; shape health policy; or influence professional education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adv Rsrch Intgrtd Evdnce Prctc
  • Diagnostic Tests & Procedures
  • Management of Health Disorders Across the Lifespan in Diverse Settings

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • One page personal statement 
  • A resume is required.
  • An interview.
  • Official score(s) of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  Scores may not be more than 5 years old.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional work experience as defined by individual tracks.  It is preferred all FNP applicants have a minimum of one (1) year of experience as baccalaureate prepared registered nurse.
  • Applicants must satisfy the UH College of Nursing Policy for Clinical Readiness requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1081 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    566 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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