Degree Plan

We offer a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) which is designed for BSN-prepared nurses interested in meeting the healthcare needs of individuals and families by providing comprehensive health care through the lifespan. As an advanced practice nurse, the FNP embodies a philosophy of individualized care and holistic care. The priorities of the practice for FNPs focus on wellness, health promotion, disease prevention, and client education in a variety of primary care settings. The goal of the MSN-FNP program is to help prepare advanced practice nurses to provide safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care.

MSN FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAM:

To be admitted to the graduate program in nursing – family nurse practitioner, prospective candidates must first meet all requirements for graduate admission to UTRGV, as well as the other requirements listed below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN).
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation.
  • Submission of a letter of intent.
  • Submission of a resume.
  • Successful completion of undergraduate statistics course.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
  • Criminal background check.
  • Evidence of current immunizations required by the Texas Department of Heath for students in health-related academic programs.

PART-TIME

FALL SCH SPRING SCH SUMMER SCH
1ST YEAR NURS 6304:
Adv. Pathophysiology*
3 NURS 6308:
Advanced Nursing Informatics*
3 NURS 6301:
Theory*
3

NURS 6310:
Health Promotion
& Lab

3

NURS 6311: 
Rural Health Nursing 
& Lab

3
FALL SCH SPRING SCH SUMMER  SCH
2ND YEAR NURS 6303:
Statistics* & Lab*
3 NURS 6302:
Research
3 NURS 6347:
Nurse Practitioner Role
3
NURS 6306:
Adv. Pharmacology
3

NURS 6305:
Advanced Health
Assessment* & Lab

3 NURS 6307:
Health Care Policy
3

NURS 7302:
Practice Intervention
Project

3
FALL SCH SPRING SCH

 

3RD YEAR

NURS 6612:
Family Nurse
Practitioner-I & Lab

6

NURS 6613:
Family Nurse
Practitioner-II & Lab

6 Total: 48 SCH

FULL-TIME

FALL SCH SPRING SCH SUMMER SCH
1ST YEAR NURS 6304:
Adv. Pathophysiology*
3

NURS 6308:
Advanced Nursing Informatics*

3 NURS 6347:
Nurse Practitioner Role* & Lab
3
NURS 6303:
Statistics & Lab*
3

NURS 6302: 
Research*

3 NURS 6301:
Theory*
3
NURS 6306:
Adv. Pharmacology*
3 NURS 6305: 
Advanced Health
Assessment* & Lab
3 NURS 6307:
Health Care Policy*
3

NURS 7302:
Practice Intervention
Project*

3
FALL SCH SPRING SCH
2ND YEAR

NURS 6310:
Health Promotion
& Lab

3

NURS 6613:
Family Nurse
Practitioner-II & Lab

6 Total: 48 SCH

NURS 6612:
Family Nurse
Practitioner-I & Lab

6

NURS 6311:
Rural Health Nursing
& Lab

3

* = Online

  = Clinical Hours

 

 

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) - Degree Plan