Become a holistic primary care provider through a transformative experience that focuses on all-encompassing patient care, advanced clinical expertise, critical thinking, clinical reasoning and professional growth, all the while equipping you with the expertise needed to assume leadership roles promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. The updated, contemporary curriculum meets the new AACN Essential Standards, preparing students for board certification and safe entry-level practice.

Deliver Quality Health Care as a Family Nurse Practitioner

The online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) is uniquely designed for BSN-prepared nurses. Develop clinical skills with an emphasis on quality, accuracy and the patient experience. Expand your problem-solving and investigative capabilities using a range of resources. Gain an understanding of advanced practice nursing and grow as a leader. Strengthen your approach to a compassionate, multifaceted nursing practice that treats the whole patient. Gain the knowledge necessary to further your nursing career while applying advanced skills to improve the health of diverse populations.

Support the Entire Patient Experience

As a Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner student, you will:

  • Employ leadership and communication skills to improve quality of life outcomes and mitigate risks
  • Deepen your knowledge of advanced topics such as pharmacology, pathophysiology, patient assessments, treatment methods and applied research to develop essential competencies
  • Use scholarly inquiry and critical evaluation of evidence to effectively promote person-centered compassionate care. Advocate for competent healthcare practices that advance social justice, equity, and ethical policies within all healthcare arenas
  • Collaborate across a variety of fields and engage in diverse strategies to deliver care utilizing technology.

Online MSN-FNP Fast Facts

  • 14 total courses, 45 credit hours
  • Finish in 2 years full-time; 2.5 to 3 years part-time
  • 13-week courses, 3 start dates per year (spring, summer, fall)
  • 3 robust direct patient care experiences
  • Placement support services provided
  • Competitive tuition rates

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a BSN degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • 3.0 minimum GPA (Students with 2.8 or higher may be considered for admittance on a provisional basis)
  • Current, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate-level statistics course

To view full requirements, tuition and financial aid information, access your free program guide.

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Family Nurse Practitioner - Program Overview

Learn about our online Family Nurse Practitioner master's program structure, curriculum, and clinical experiences, from Assistant Clinical Professors Eugenia Bell, Catherine Martin, and Rachelle Campbell, as well as online student Binda Rathore.


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The master's degree program in nursing at Texas Woman's University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (



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