Started in 1988, our Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program offers students the opportunity to advance their careers in primary care, caring for patients from pediatrics through geriatrics. Our FNP students learn to work in interdisciplinary teams to promote holistic family and community health.
Required: An active, valid & unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state(s) which the student participates in clinical learning experiences.
Required: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college of university.
Required: a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 & a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all upper division courses.
Required Application Documents
Required: a resume, all relevant transcripts, a personal statement (see personal statement guidelines) & one (1) professional reference from a clinical manager or other authority speaking on your commitment to discovery of new knowledge, your current knowledge in a clinical area & your dedication to the profession.
Work Experience Requirements
Required: A minimum of one (1) year of recent experience as a registered nurse (RN).
Family Nurse Practitioner Program Curriculum & Tuition
Semester 1 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5373 Theoretical and Research Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 GNRS 5355 Pathophysiology 3 Semester 2 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5307 Advanced Health Assessment 3 GNRS 5217 NP Diagnostic Reasoning 2 Semester 3 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5301 Pharmacology 3 GNRS 5346 Public Policy 3 Semester 4 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5669 Introduction to Primary Care of Adults 6 GNRS 5266 Families and Health Promotion 2 Semester 5 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5670 Primary Care: Children and Comprehensive Prenatal Care 6 GNRS 5349 Informatics/Quality Improvement 3 Semester 6 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5668 FNP Chronic Illness 6 GNRS 5350 NP Business and Roles 3 Semester 7 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 53371 Public Health Principles in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 GNRS 5302 FNP Clinical Practicum 3
Total (Tuition & Course Fees) $22,171 Semester 1 Tuition and University Fees $1,444 Course Fees $174 Book Fees $139 Semester 2 Tuition and University Fees $1,879 Course Fees $697 Book Fees $194 Semester 3 Tuition and University Fees $2,207 Course Fees $348 Book Fees $89 Semester 4 Tuition and University Fees $2,934 Course Fees $907 Book Fees $390 Semester 5 Tuition and University Fees $3,191 Course Fees $965 Book Fees $0 Semester 6 Tuition and University Fees $3,191 Course Fees $965 Book Fees $63 Semester 7 Tuition and University Fees $2,446 Course Fees $823 Book Fees $91
FNP Program Highlights
Opportunities to immerse in the theoretical aspects of leadership practice & apply these theories in clinical settings.
UTMB offers state-of-the-art simulation laboratories to provide useful and realistic scenarios to educate students in a safe environment.
Patient Care Outcomes
Critical thinking is developed to identify improvement opportunities & conduct change to improve care delivery & improve safety.
Real World Applications
Students increase skills in cost-effective problem solving, process improvement, risk assessment & the reduction of health care cost.
Our caring, experienced and innovative faculty are known for their commitment to student success.
Students come to campus for orientation and each semester for 2-3 days. We have our own technical team to assist students with online learning.
A highly interactive peer group adds depth to your learning experience through sharing ideas and collaboration.
The clinical experiences utilize the student’s acquired skills to improve the quality of health care in their geographic location.