The University of Texas at El Paso offers multiple online MSN specializations. The Family Nurse Practitioner track prepares students to provide healthcare services to patients across the lifespan. Graduates are eligible to sit for national certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Coursework in this online FNP program examines ways to promote, maintain, and restore health to individuals and families. Students learn to identify health risks, promote wellness, and diagnose and manage acute and chronic illness. This innovative Master of Science in Nursing degree combines aspects of online didactic courses, simulated lab experiences, clinical hours in the student’s region, and on-campus intensive experiences.
The curriculum of this online Family Nurse Practitioner degree follows:
- Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (AACN)
- Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education
- National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
The University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent
- A 2-day on-campus new student orientation is required.
- During specialty courses, usually the last 3 semesters, students may be asked to come to campus a maximum of three times per semester.
- Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution and hold a valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse license.
- Applicants must have current direct patient care experience and 2 years of medical surgical experience. ER does not count as medical surgical experience.
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