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

While difficult, many of our students work full or part-time while pursuing their FNP degree or certificate at TWU. We accommodate the working adult by offering placement services and extended periods for graduation. Some students take one course per semester (a six-year program plan), while others attend full time and graduate in less than three years. To speak with an admissions counselor about your specific situation, please contact us.

Are all courses offered 100% online?

Core I (6 credits) and Core II (12 credits) can be completed 100% online for the MS-FNP program. Core III (4 credits) includes an on-campus intensive as part of NURS 5644 Advanced Assessment & Differential Diagnosis. Once Core I, II and III are completed, you will move into your clinical courses. 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 or schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor.

What are the admissions requirements?

To be considered for enrollment in the MS-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

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

  1. Hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited school of nursing 
  2. Have a 3.0 or higher graduate-level GPA
    1. 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.

Are the online FNP programs open to international students?

No, the online FNP programs are not open to international students at this time.

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 on clinical placement support, please contact us or schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor.

Are TWU’s online FNP programs accredited?

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

Which states are the online FNP programs authorized in?

The online FNP programs are currently authorized in 35 states including Texas. To view a full list of authorized states, visit our state authorization page.

How much do the online FNP programs cost?

The current cost per credit hour, including tuition and fees, is $643. To learn more about program costs and financial aid assistance that may be available to you, we recommend you schedule an appointment 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.

 

*The master's degree program in nursing at Texas Woman's University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).