Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner, M.Sc. | San José State University | San Jose, United States
M.Sc. On Campus

Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

24 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San José State University offers a Master's degree program in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner.


The Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner program at San José State University prepares nurses to assume the highest levels of professional nursing practice in the advanced practice roles via courses which cover advanced theoretical knowledge, leadership development, assessment skills, and advanced clinical practice. You will have an opportunity to critically evaluate and apply nursing theory and research as a scientific base for nursing practice.

Our position in the heart of the Silicon Valley provides a unique opportunity to serve a diverse population. Many of our students go on to work for one of our local healthcare agencies. Upon completion of the Master's of Science in Nursing FNP program, graduates will be eligible to apply for certification.

Learning outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking and ethical decision-making including the use of the nursing and research processes
  • Provide theory and research-based culturally competent, safe therapeutic nursing interventions for clients in advanced nursing practice
  • Employ advanced interpersonal skills in professional relationships with clients, families/caregivers, and multidisciplinary health care team members
  • Support health promotion and disease prevention activities in developing and monitoring holistic plans of care for well and at-risk clients, considering access, quality and cost
  • Demonstrate the collaborative and leadership skills required in advanced nursing practice within a multidisciplinary and multicultural (community) health care context
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate advanced nursing practice that promotes and preserves health and healthy lifestyles of individual clients and aggregates
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate advanced therapeutic nursing practice in a rapidly changing, multicultural health care environment
  • Implement care management, including but not limited to case management, resource management, advocacy, and outcome evaluation
  • Employ information technology in advanced nursing practice to evaluate and improve health care delivery and outcomes
  • Actualize the advanced nursing practice role by incorporating professional standards, ethical guidelines, legal mandates, and professional activities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Population Based Health Care
  • Clinical Leadership Role Development
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Pathophysiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicant has current, unrestricted California Registered Nursing (RN) license
  • Applicant has 1-2 years of prior nursing experience at the time of application
  • Applicant has a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing (BSN)
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of reference
  • Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.

Non-resident students pay basic registration fees plus $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 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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