Family Nurse Practitioner

Duke University

Master Online
24 months
57900 USD/year
57900 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master in Family Nurse Practitioner program offered by Duke University focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver nursing care to persons of all ages across primary care settings, including those in rural and under-served areas.


Family nurse practitioners serve as the primary health care providers in many settings. The Duke University's Master in Family Nurse Practitioner program graduates are prepared for advanced clinical practice that involves individuals and families throughout the lifespan and across the health continuum.

Clinical and state of the art simulation techniques prepare you for clinical practice in a variety of primary care settings such as family practice, internal medicine, community health centers, rural health centers and academic health care centers.


  • Program ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report

  • Dedicated Pediatric and Perinatal Care courses for the FNP Student

  • Opportunities for clinical work in international sites

  • Faculty with extensive experience in clinical practice, teaching, and research

  • Extensive precepted clinical experiences in a range of health care settings

  • Options for choosing an area of specialization (cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, orthopedics, or HIV)

  • 49 credit hours, including 728 clinical hours

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care Adolescents and Adult Patients
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care Adolescents, Adults, and Older Adult Patients: Clinical
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Care in Older Adult Patients 
  • Advanced Practice Nursing: Pediatric Primary Care Essentials
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Perinatal Care Patients 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




49 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Three recommendations
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
  • English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results 
  • Interview and/or a video introduction
  • Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28950 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    57900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28950 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Family Nurse Practitioner
Duke University