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Family Nurse Practitioner

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Kathy Smith
St. David's School of Nursing, Room 315
Round Rock Campus

Advisor Support
Tina Hayward
St. David's School of Nursing (SON), Room 337
Round Rock Campus

St. David's School of Nursing
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The family nurse practitioner (FNP) program is a hybrid master’s degree program that prepares post-baccalaureate registered nurses to provide high-quality, integrative care for patients across the lifespan in a variety of settings. Graduates will be prepared to skillfully translate research and utilize evidenced-based practice knowledge to provide healthcare for individuals, families, and populations with an emphasis on primary care.


Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.S.N. 48 Non-Thesis No Minor

Online Availability
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.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 1 February 1
Fall - Standard June 15 June 1
Spring No Admission No Admission
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.


Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.


  Review important information about the online application.

Application Fees

  • separate NursingCAS application fee
    and either
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

  Review important information about application fees.

International Transcripts

  • a copy of an official transcript from each international institution attended. Transcripts issued by U.S. institutions must be submitted through NursingCAS. 

Additional Information

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.