Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Online

Meet the rising demand for family nurse practitioners through a personalized, rigorous and CCNE-accredited online program taught by highly experienced UMHB faculty dedicated to your lifelong success.

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4/22/24

Start Class
5/6/24

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Key Dates

Apply By 4/22/24

Start Class 5/6/24

Program Overview

Earn a respected MSN FNP online from UMHB

Enhance your ability to care for families across their lifespans and become a leader in nursing when you earn an MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner online. At UMHB, you will combine Christian-based principles with evidence-based nursing practices to promote improvement in your patients’ physical, mental and spiritual health. Plus, experience maximum flexibility with convenient, 100% online coursework and compassionate faculty who understand that life happens.

Upon successful completion of the MSN FNP online program, you will be eligible to sit for the ANCC or AANP Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification exam.

This online program will prepare you for nurse practitioner roles in a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Preventive care
  • Urgent care
  • Outpatient and community clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • General clinics
  • Specialty clinics (e.g. pediatrics, orthopedic and operating rooms)
  • Med spas
  • Preventive care
  • Urgent care
  • Outpatient and community clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • General clinics
  • Specialty clinics (e.g. pediatrics, orthopedic and operating rooms)
  • Med spas

Upon completion of this MSN FNP online program, you will be prepared to:

  • Integrate knowledge from nursing and other disciplines to improve healthcare outcomes for diverse populations
  • Engage in interprofessional collaboration to provide patient care within complex healthcare systems
  • Utilize evidence-based practice in providing patient care, disease prevention and health promotion
  • Utilize communication technologies and informatics to manage and improve the quality and safety of healthcare services
  • Demonstrate an advanced practice nursing identity of professionalism, advanced clinical expertise, and a commitment to self-care and lifelong learning
  • Integrate faith-informed discernment and leadership to guide professional practice
  • Integrate knowledge from nursing and other disciplines to improve healthcare outcomes for diverse populations
  • Engage in interprofessional collaboration to provide patient care within complex healthcare systems
  • Utilize evidence-based practice in providing patient care, disease prevention and health promotion
  • Utilize communication technologies and informatics to manage and improve the quality and safety of healthcare services
  • Demonstrate an advanced practice nursing identity of professionalism, advanced clinical expertise, and a commitment to self-care and lifelong learning
  • Integrate faith-informed discernment and leadership to guide professional practice

Also available:

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor offers a variety of specialized degrees that can help you advance with purpose. Learn about our other healthcare programs.

Total Tuition $50,625*
Program Duration As few as 16 months
Credit Hours 45

Accreditation


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The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing within the Scott & White School of Nursing at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Tuition

Pay your tuition as you go

Tuition for the MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner online program is paid by the course, so you can manage costs as you advance.

Tuition Breakdown

 
Per Credit Hour $1,125
Total Tuition $50,625*

Calendar

Check the schedule for your online MSN – FNP

Our MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner program is delivered in an online format, giving you the freedom to keep providing for yourself, your family and your community. Choose the start date that best suits your schedule.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineTuition DeadlineTerm Length
Summer 15/6/244/22/244/29/245/7/247 weeks
Summer 26/24/246/10/246/17/246/25/257 weeks
Fall 18/19/248/5/248/12/248/20/247 weeks
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/7/2410/15/247 weeks

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Next Apply Date 4/22/24
Next Class Start Date 5/6/24
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Admissions

Follow these steps to apply to our online MSN FNP

For admission into the MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner online program, you must meet the requirements below.

Admission Requirements

 
  • Active, unencumbered RN license
  • BSN from an accredited university
  • Two years of work experience

Review our streamlined admission process for the MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner online program. To be considered for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited university
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • A 2.75 cumulative GPA
    • An interview and letters of reference will be required for all GPAs of 2.75-2.99
    • For a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (preferred), we do not require an interview or letters of reference
  • Active, unencumbered RN license in the state where you reside and where you will complete site-based experience
  • Two years of work experience

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UMHB at this address:

Admissions Office
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College Street
UMHB Box 8402
Belton, TX 76513

Official transcripts sent directly from issuing institution(s) are also accepted electronically. Please email them to:

[email protected]

Or fax:

866-806-3813

Have a question? Call us at 833-690-1231.

Admission Requirements

 
  • Active, unencumbered RN license
  • BSN from an accredited university
  • Two years of work experience

Courses

Preview your online MSN FNP courses

The MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner online curriculum is comprised of eight core courses and seven FNP courses for a total of 45 credit hours.

Students are required to complete 8 core courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The focus of this course is on the use of theoretical frameworks to direct research, practice, and education. Concepts of theory and theory building are explored. Selected theories from nursing, science, organizational and systems theory will serve as a framework for inquiry.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course builds upon concepts studied in undergraduate nursing research. Topics include increased depth in research designs, epistemological framework for design and the research of a specified problem. Emphasis includes critique and utilization of theory, education, and practice.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the study of decision making, responsibilities, systems and procedures in the development of health care policy. The influence of social determinants on health care is presented including: accessibility, accountability and affordability. Change theory is used as students explore the role of advocacy and the relationship between policy, health economics and health care outcomes.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on determinants of health and principles of epidemiologic data to design and deliver evidence-based, culturally relevant clinical prevention interventions and strategies. Health promotion strategies are presented for improving population-based health outcomes for individuals, families, communities, and aggregate/clinical populations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on those physiological and pathophysiological process that are the basis for direct patient care across the lifespan. The focus is on regulatory mechanisms that maintain homeostasis and the clinical problems that arise in the pathophysiological state.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on advanced pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics, for all broad categories of agents. Issues explored include evidence-based practice guidelines, cost containment strategies, alternative interventions, and systems management for effective patient outcomes.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the development of clinical reasoning and technical skills in performing accurate, comprehensive, health assessment across the life span and across populations. Interpretation of diagnostic findings as they relate to differential diagnoses is included.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the multifaceted roles of the professional nurse in advanced practice in a variety of clinical settings. Examines resource utilization in relationship to healthcare management and cost effectiveness, along with the legal, and ethical implications of advanced practice. Emphasis is on the development and assumption of the role of the advanced practitioner as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to assist students in the development of comprehensive assessment proficiency, critical thinking, and evidence-based diagnostic reasoning. The student will utilize a systematic approach for clinical decision making, diagnosis, and documentation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
(90 Clinical Hours) This course focuses on health and illness of children in the primary care setting. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will utilize health promotion, disease prevention, screening recommendations, and assessment, along with managing most common acute and chronic illnesses in partnership with patients, families, and other healthcare providers. The focus of this clinical practicum is on the care provided to the pediatric population by the Family Nurse Practitioner. The importance of preforming comprehensive advance-level health assessments, use of diagnostic reasoning, the selection of appropriate diagnostic tests and pharmacologic and non-pharmacological therapies is emphasized. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will utilize health promotion, disease prevention, screening recommendations, and assessment, along with managing most common acute and chronic illnesses of pediatric population in partnership with patients, families, and other healthcare providers. (90 Clinical Hours)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on health and illness of women in the primary care setting. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will utilize health promotion, disease prevention, screening recommendations, and assessment, along with managing most common acute and chronic illnesses in partnership with patients, families, and other healthcare providers. The focus of this clinical practicum is on the care provided to women by the Family Nurse Practitioner. The importance of performing comprehensive advance-level health assessments, use of diagnostic reasoning, the selection of appropriate diagnostic tests and pharmacologic and non-pharmacological therapies is emphasized. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will utilize health promotion, disease prevention, screening recommendations, and assessment, along with managing most common acute and chronic illnesses of women in partnership with patients, families, and other healthcare providers. (90 Clinical Hours)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the family nurse practitioner role in assessment, diagnosis, and management of common acute and chronic health problems in the primary care setting across the lifespan. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will utilize health promotion, disease prevention, screening recommendations, and assessment, along with managing most common acute and chronic illnesses in partnership with patients, families, and other healthcare providers. The focus of this clinical practicum is on the role of the Family Nurse Practitioner. The practicum builds upon the student’s proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family, community, and culture. The importance of performing comprehensive advance-level health assessments, use of diagnostic reasoning, the selection of appropriate diagnostic tests and pharmacologic and non-pharmacological therapies is emphasized. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and recommendations, and assess and manage most common acute and chronic illnesses. (90 Clinical Hours)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The focus of this course is on the progressive role of the family nurse practitioner in assessment, diagnosis, and management of common acute and chronic health problems in the primary care setting across the lifespan. Using evidence-based practice the student will utilize health promotion, disease prevention, screening recommendations, and assessment, along with managing most common acute and chronic illnesses. The focus of this clinical practicum is on the progression in the role of the Family Nurse Practitioner in the diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic conditions across the lifespan in a primary care setting. The importance of performing comprehensive advance-level health assessments, use of diagnostic reasoning, the selection of appropriate diagnostic tests and pharmacologic and non-pharmacological therapies is emphasized. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention. (90 Clinical Hours)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
(90 Clinical Hours) The focus of this course is on the progressive role of the family nurse practitioner in assessment, diagnosis, and management of common acute, chronic, and complex health problems in the primary care setting across the lifespan. Using evidence-based practice the student will utilize health promotion, disease prevention, screening recommendations, and assessment, along with managing the most common acute, chronic, and complex illnesses.  Focus is on the progression in the role of the Family Nurse Practitioner in the diagnosis and management of common acute, chronic, and complex conditions across the lifespan in a primary care setting. The importance of preforming comprehensive advance-level health assessments, use of diagnostic reasoning, the selection of appropriate diagnostic tests and pharmacologic and non-pharmacological therapies is emphasized.  Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and recommendations, and assess and manage most common acute, chronic, and complex illnesses. (90 Clinical Hours)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
(180 Clinical Hours) The immersion experience focuses on the synthesis of previously learned knowledge, skills, and abilities as a provider of advanced nursing care to individuals, families, and populations across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the management of patients with acute and chronic illnesses, health promotion and illness prevention. This course will include both a didactic and clinical component in which the student will demonstrate the role of the advanced practice nurse as member of the interdisciplinary heath care team. (180 Clinical Hours)

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