12 months
23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School of Nursing's Master of Science in Nursing program offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities requisite to the safe, effective, and efficient advanced practice of nursing.  

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The online Nursing program offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas , uses a variety of teaching strategies designed to actively engage students. Two-day orientation sessions are held on campus before the beginning of each fall semester to enhance the connections among students and with the nursing faculty.

The family nurse practitioner track prepares graduates to:

  • Work as a nurse practitioner in a variety of settings.
  • Collect health histories and perform physical examinations.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests.
  • Diagnose and manage acute and chronic diseases. 
  • Prescribe medication and treatments.
  • Refer to specialists as necessary.
  • Provide patient and family counseling, and education regarding lifestyle behaviors.
  • Participate in research projects and integrate research findings.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate the principles, personal values, and beliefs that influence ethical decision making, which provides a framework for nursing practice.
  • Communicate effectively as a health care professional creating collaborative interdependent relationships and acting as advocates for the nursing profession and client population.
  • Incorporate nursing theory and evidence-based practice in advanced nursing roles.
  • Understand the influences of human diversity and social issues to provide culturally sensitive health promotion and disease prevention strategies.
  • Assume a leadership role in the management of human, fiscal, and physical health care resources to improve nursing practice and health care delivery.
  • Competently assess, diagnose, prescribe, evaluate, and create holistic plans of treatment.
  • Articulate the professional role, which includes the ethical code of conduct and scope of advanced practice.
  • Develop and monitor comprehensive, holistic plans of care that address the health promotion and disease prevention needs of diverse client populations.
  • Assess and monitor teaching/learning needs in a diverse client population.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pathophysiology and Genetics 
  • Nursing Theory and Research
  • Informatics and Quality Improvement 
  • Health & Public Policy for Advanced Practice of Nursing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution or an approved equivalent.
  • Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for the bachelor’s degree or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).
  • Additional Factors – Factors that may also be considered by the academic department to which you are applying include test scores (like the GRE or GMAT).
  • Transcripts – All applicants are required to submit a transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, showing all degrees and coursework, the dates awarded, and grades received.  

Work experience

A minimum of one-year clinical experience as a RN.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23411 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 12 months.


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