Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing faculty utilize best practices in online education delivery of evidence-based, challenging courses. Students remain in their home community, experiencing professional and personal growth in delivery of integrative primary care. An evidence-based research project is collaboratively designed by students and faculty with presentations at local and state research forums.
|Degree||Hours||Thesis Option||Minor Option|
The majority of this program may be offered online with required on-campus learning experiences two weekends per semester at the St. David’s School of Nursing in Round Rock, Texas. Due to variation in the laws of states and regulations of state Boards of Nursing, admission for non-Texas residents may be limited at this time. Additional information for international applicants is available below.
|Fall||January 15||January 15|
|Spring||No Admission||No Admission|
|Summer I||No Admission||No Admission|
|Summer II||No Admission||No Admission|
The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.
Transcripts & GPA
- bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree from a regionally accredited institution and from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or other nationally-recognized nursing education accrediting body. Your B.S.N. degree must be reflected on your transcript when you apply.
- a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
- minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
- minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in your nursing course work
- grade of C or better in a statistics course
Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted.
- GRE scores not required
- current, valid unencumbered R.N. license or multi-state privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state(s) in which you will complete clinical courses
- persuasive personal essay persuading the admission committee that you are a highly qualified applicant and that they should select you for admission to the St. David’s School of Nursing M.S.N. – F.N.P. Program
- resume/CV reflecting a minimum of one year of experience as an R.N. You must have the equivalent of one year experience as a R.N. prior to the application deadline for this program.
- three forms of recommendation from professionals competent to assess your academic capability and interest in pursuing a career as an F.N.P.
Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.
TOEFL or IELTS Scores
Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.
- official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
- official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
- minimum individual module scores of 6.0
This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.
Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.
If you are an international applicant, you can apply to this program; however, please be aware that you must:
- be available to complete certain degree requirements in the state of Texas
- have a bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree from a regionally accredited institution and from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or other nationally-recognized nursing education accrediting body. Your B.S.N. degree must be reflected on your transcript when you apply.