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Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

West Texas A&M University

24 months
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Upon successful completion of the Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at West Texas A&M University  graduates will be prepared to: integrate scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organization sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.


A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced education who is able to assess, diagnoses (nursing and medical), manage (including prescribing), and evaluate care for persons who are ill, injured, and / or have chronic diseases. Health promotion and disease prevention are integral in the FNP's practice. The FNP practices independently and autonomously within the nurse practitioner's scope of practice, and collaboratively with physicians and other health care providers.

Program Objectives

Graduates of  the Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at West Texas A&M University will be prepared to:
  • Recognize that organization and systems leadership are critical to the promotion of high quality and safe patient care..
  • Be articulate in the methods, tools, performance measures and standards related to quality.
  • Apply research outcomes within practice settings, work as a change agent, and disseminate results.
  • Use patient-care technologies to deliver and enhance care and use communication technologies to integrate and coordinate care.
  • Intervene at the systems level through policy development and advocacy strategies.
  • Communicate, collaborate and consult with other health professionals.
  • Integrate organizational skills for client-centered, culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management and evaluation in prevention strategies for identified populations.
  • Integrate knowledge into practice.

Programme Structure

Degree Options/Future:

Comprehensive M.S.N. elective focus includes:

  • Nursing Administration/Management
  • Nursing Education

FNPs practice in the following areas:

  • Primary Health care
  • Underserved access to healthcare areas
  • Clinics
  • Occupational settings
  • Independent practices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • he eligible applicant will have an unencumbered (RN) nursing license in the U.S.
  • Please provide one official copy of all transcripts to the Graduate School (WTAMU graduates are excluded).
  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA for the last 60 hours of college credit of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Failure in any nursing coursework will be taken into consideration. A Nursing GPA will also be calculated and taken into consideration. If you do not have the minimum GPA, please contact the Nursing Department for additional options for consideration.
  • The eligible applicant will submit a resume.
  • The eligible applicant will provide the Department of Nursing contact information for two (non-academic) clinical supervisory references.
  • The eligible applicant will write a goal statement 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Canyon

914 - 1694 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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