Family Nurse Practitioner

Prairie View A&M University

24 months
17418 USD/year
8020 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Family Nurse Practitioner degree prepares advanced-practice nurses to provide primary health care to clients, families and communities.


Students take core and advanced courses covering theoretical foundations for nursing practice, health systems and models, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, nursing research and advanced health assessment. Nurse practitioner specialty courses emphasize the care of women and children, adult, and geriatric patients and their families. The total number of credit hours required is 53, which includes 780 hours of clinical practice. The curriculum consists of 15 semester hours of core content, 11 semester hours of advanced practice core content, 21 semester hours of nurse practitioner specialty content, and 6 semester hours of either thesis or non-thesis option. Clinical experiences occur in urban and rural settings. This course of study prepares nurses to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpret research findings to implement evidence based nursing practice.
  • Appraise nursing and non-nursing theories to use in advance nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the policy making process as it influences self, the profession and health care system.
  • Integrate ethical decision-making theories into professional practice.
  • Apply knowledge and skills that are essential for advanced nursing practice in a variety of settings and the emerging health care system.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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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.

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

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university or, for most doctoral programs, a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Degrees from institutions outside of the U.S. must be evaluated for equivalency to U.S. degrees. 
  • Evidence of ability to speak, write, and comprehend written and oral English language. As part of the application process, all students must present a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based (pBT) and a minimum score of 79 on the internet-based (iBT) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17418 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8709 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4010 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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