M.Sc. On Campus

Family Nurse Practitioner

Long Island University (LIU)

36 months
1299 USD/credit 19918 USD/year
1299 USD/credit 19918 USD/year
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Long Island University (LIU) offers the M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The 46-credit program is designed to be completed in six semesters of part-time study. 


Key facts

Family nurse practitioners diagnose, treat, and prescribe for conditions affecting the pediatric, women’s health (gynecological), and adult/gerontology populations. In New York State, nurse practitioners are autonomous (working in collaboration with a physician, but not supervised by same) and the M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner at Long Island University (LIU) is committed to preparing students to this autonomous role. 

The FNP program also serves to increase the opportunity for nurses to obtain advanced practice preparation as well as serve to increase the number of nurse practitioners available to deliver primary and tertiary care as well as health promotion, education, counseling, and disease prevention so patients can make healthy choices. Candidates will complete course work and a minimum of 500 preceptored hours of clinical practice in primary health care settings.

The School of Health Professions and Nursing at LIU Post also offers a 27-credit post-master’s Advanced Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner to RNs who hold a master’s degree in nursing and wish to become family nurse practitioners.

Learning Environment

The faculty promotes a learning environment that encourages individual exploration and fosters critical thinking, decision making and professional growth. Classes differ in their approach depending on course content. The information is presented in both lecture and seminar format. The faculty participate in the educational process as role models, facilitators and mentors.


All undergraduate and graduate programs at LIU Post are registered with the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Issues in Professional Nursing for Advanced Nurses and Nurse Educators
  • Theories and Conceptual Models of Nursing Theories and Conceptual Models of Nursing
  • Nursing Research
  • Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Health Assessment Practicum
  • The Family:Social, Ethical and Policy Issues
  • Diagnosis & Management I:Primary Care of the Adult
  • Diagnosis And Management
  • Practicum

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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We have rolling admissions. As an international student it is important to apply as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to get your visa.


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General requirements

Applicants to the M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner must meet the following requirements for admission.

  • Application for Admission.
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended.
  • Bachelor degree in Nursing required.
  • A personal interview with the Director of the Family NP Program or their designate.
  • Each applicant will provide a copy of their current resume or CV prior to their interview.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0, although candidates with lower GPA’s may be considered based on overall criteria and may be offered admission with limited matriculation on a probationary status.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19918 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1299 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    19918 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1299 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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