Is it possible to work full-time while pursuing an FNP degree at TWU?

While difficult, many of our students work full or part-time while pursuing their FNP degree at TWU. We accommodate the working adult by offering placement services and extended periods for graduation. To speak with an admissions counselor about your specific situation, please contact us.

Are all courses offered 100% online?

The Core and FNP Specialty didactic courses can be completed 100% online for the MSN-FNP program. Course 5603 Principles of Care Management, Diagnostics and Common Procedural Interventions in Primary Care includes an on-campus intensive component, which helps prepare you to begin your clinical courses. Students participate in 3 practicum courses for their clinical experiences.  Each of these courses contain associated clinical lab hours, but do not require you to visit campus. For more information on the curriculum, please contact us to start a conversation with an admissions counselor.

What are the admissions requirements?

To be considered for enrollment in the MSN-FNP program, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited school of nursing
  2. Have a 3.0 or higher GPA from your undergraduate program
    • Students with 2.8 or higher may be considered for admittance on a provisional basis
  3. Hold a current, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license
  4. Must have completed an undergraduate or graduate-level statistics course
Is the GRE required for admission?

No, the GRE is not required for admission at this time.

Are letters of recommendation required for admission?

No, letters of recommendation are not required at this time.

Is the online FNP program open to international students?

Due to the clinical requirements of the program, students must be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident.

Is there an application fee?

Yes, there is a $50 application fee as part of the Apply Texas application. Students will also be required to pay a $50 application fee as part of the NursingCAS application beginning fall 2020.

Do all students sit for the board exam as part of the program?

Yes, all of our students sit for boards as a requirement to transition from student to certified FNP. We do require a pre-testing "HESI" in your last two semesters, which is a simulated board exam. Most students also take a board review course prior to sitting for the exam.

Does TWU provide clinical placement assistance?

Yes, TWU provides clinical placement assistance to all students through our Placement Coordinator. We will work with you to find clinical sites that meet the requirements and are as close to your residence as possible. For more information, please visit our clinical placement support page, or contact us to start a conversation with an admissions counselor.

Is TWU's online FNP program accredited?

Yes, the online Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).*

Which states is the online FNP program authorized in?

The online FNP program is currently authorized in 30 states including Texas. To view a full list of authorized states, visit our state authorization page.

How much does the online FNP program cost?

The current cost per credit hour, including tuition and fees, is $599.70. To learn more about program costs and financial aid assistance that may be available to you, we recommend you contact us to start a conversation with one of our admissions counselors.

I am interested in the program, where can I find more information?

Complete the form to request information and gain access to our comprehensive program eBrochure. Once your information is submitted, an admissions counselor will be in touch to help answer your questions and help you decide if TWU will be a good fit for you. They can also help guide you through the application process, should you decide to apply.

Can male students enroll in the graduate nursing program?

Absolutely. While Texas Woman's University was originally founded to provide a liberal education and to prepare young women with a specialized education, men have been admitted at Texas Woman's University since 1972 and are represented in the online graduate program.