18 months
995 USD/credit 25870 USD/year
995 USD/credit 25870 USD/year
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The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track from Villanova University prepares nurse practitioners with extensive clinical practice and role preparation for advanced practice in caring for patients across the lifespan.


Students of the Villanova University work with physicians and nurse practitioner preceptors, and are given access to a wide variety of clinical agencies and practice settings. The Family Nurse Practitioner is the most versatile NP role allowing graduates to care for patients, families and communities in a wide array of practice sites from community-based clinics to primary care offices and from retail clinics to urgent care centers.

What you'll learn

The core courses prepare you with the foundational knowledge required of all graduate students. These core courses can be taken on campus or online. Our clinical courses enable you to build on your existing clinical skills, broaden your knowledge base related to care of the family and individual across the lifespan, and gain the knowledge and skills essential to independent or collaborative practice in primary care settings. FNP applicants should demonstrate competence in caring for adults and children.  

At completion of this track, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate advanced knowledge and experience in delivering safe, effective quality care of patients across the lifespan in primary care.
  • Demonstrate competence in managing the health/ illness status of patients in primary care.
  • Monitor and ensure quality health care for clients in primary care.
  • Incorporate an understanding of family systems and dynamics in planning and providing primary health care for a wide range of patient populations.
  • Demonstrate leadership and competence in implementing the role of the primary care nurse practitioner.
  • Engage in counseling, communication, collaboration and teaching in a manner that reflects caring, advocacy, ethics and professional standards.
  • Conceptualize one's individual role as a primary care nurse practitioner and one's personal philosophy of primary care practice.

Graduates are highly respected for their knowledge and expertise and are employed in primary care settings across the country. Graduates also have the option to continue in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Assessment
  • Essentials of Nursing Practice
  • Foundation in Nursing and Health
  • Pathophysiology
  • Nursing and Health Policy
  • Health Care: Veterans & Family

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


39 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Online Application for Admission
  • Personal Goal Statement identifying career goals that are congruent with the purposes of the program and indicate appropriate communication and writing skills 
  • Resume
  • Application fee
  • TOEFL or IELTS (non-native English speakers)
  • Transcripts from all schools attended must be submitted. Transcripts originating from academic institutions outside of the U.S. must be translated and a course-by-course evaluation performed by World Education Service or a comparable credential evaluation service.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation 
  • Upon acceptance, a comprehensive criminal background check through Complio (Villanova's online compliance tracking service) is required.
  • Each applicant must document the ability to speak, read and write English as evidenced by satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 995 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    25870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 995 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

800 - 1300 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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