Angelo State University Online Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

The Department of Nursing through the Archer College of Health and Human Services at Angelo State University offers an online Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN – FNP) program and a Post-Master’s FNP Certificate. Students complete coursework online and come to campus for three immersions during the program. Practicums are also completed at approved facilities local to the student in Texas.

Angelo State University seeks to create leaders in the nursing industry through instilling ethical decision-making and creative thinking skills, interprofessional communication techniques, foundational knowledge, and active, hands-on practice. The online FNP nursing programs seek to prepare students to serve patients in underserved and vulnerable populations.

Family nurse practitioner (FNP) graduates are prepared to serve populations across the lifespan from babies to adults and the elderly. FNPs may assess, evaluate, diagnose and treat chronic and acute illnesses. Family nurse practitioners focus on preventive medicine and patient education, working with routine checkups, common illnesses, and non-emergency issues to improve the care of patients and communities. Locations where FNPs work include primary care clinics, schools, hospitals, community health facilities, government organizations, long-term care facilities, and some home health care situations. Graduates of these programs are eligible to sit for the family nurse practitioner certification exams through the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

No GRE is required for admission and students must have at least one year of recent professional RN experience in Texas. Clinicals must be completed in Texas, therefore the program is only open to residents of Texas.

Angelo State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The online MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Angelo State University is located in San Angelo, Texas.

What to Expect from the Angelo State University Online Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

General Graduate Nursing Admissions Requirements: Students must hold a current, unencumbered RN license in Texas, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and reside in the state of Texas. They must also be accepted into the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Applicants must have at least one year of recent RN experience. Application materials include an application, application fee, proof of residency in Texas, three references, a personal statement, a resume or CV, and official transcripts. Students whose first language is not English must submit English proficiency test scores. No GMAT or GRE is required.

Prior to the first practicum students must show proof of current CPR certification, proof of current health insurance, state-mandated immunization records, and a drug screening or background check if required by the place of clinical completion.

  • Specific Program Requirements:
  • MSN: Students must hold a BSN degree from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed undergraduate statistics; students with a GPA of 2.75 to 2.99 who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 undergraduate hours will be granted provisional admission
  • Post-Master’s Certificate: Students must hold an MSN degree from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed undergraduate or graduate-level statistics

State Restrictions: Angelo State University nurse practitioner programs only accept students who reside in Texas as all clinicals must take place in Texas.

Study Plan: The Angelo State University online MSN begins in the Fall and the Post-Master’s FNP Certificate program begins in the Spring. The MSN program takes two to three years to complete and the Post-Master’s Certificate program can be completed in 1.5 to two years. Students complete courses online as well as clinicals local to the student within Texas. In addition, students come to campus for three immersions throughout the programs.

MSN – FNP Curriculum: The online MSN – FNP program comprises 49 credits plus at least 600 clinical hours. Foundational courses include Evidence-based Practice And Theory For Advanced Nursing; Informatics And Healthcare Technology For Advanced Nursing; Health Policy And Ethics; Research Foundations For Advanced Nursing; Pharmacotherapeutics; Advanced Pathophysiology; Advanced Health Assessment; Leadership And Roles In Advanced Nursing; and Population Health And Epidemiology For Advanced Nursing.

Clinical specialization courses include Skills For Advanced Practice Nurses; Family Primary Care I-II; Family Primary Care Practicum I-II; Mental Health Concepts For Advanced Practice Nurses; And Integrated Clinical Practice For FNPs.

In addition, students must pass a comprehensive FNP exam to complete the degree.

Post-Master’s FNP Certificate Curriculum: The online Post-Master’s FNP Certificate program comprises 25 credits plus at least 600 clinical hours. Prerequisites include Pharmacotherapeutics, Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Health Assessment, and Leadership and Roles In Advanced Nursing.

Certificate courses include Skills For Advanced Practice Nurses; Family Primary Care I-II; Family Primary Care Practicum I-II; Mental Health Concepts For Advanced Practice Nurses; And Integrated Clinical Practice For FNPs.

A GAP Analysis may be completed for those already certified nationally as nurse practitioners.

Online Experience: Angelo State University utilizes Blackboard as its online Learning Management System (LMS). Most courses are asynchronous with weekly assignments, projects, and assessments. Students also participate in virtual classroom meetings, discussion boards, online chat, and email. Computer requirements include access to a computer with reliable internet service, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader, and Flash Player. Student services include disability services, library services, admissions counseling, academic advising, faculty office hours, career planning services, and technical support.

On-Site Requirements: Angelo State University FNP students are required to come to the Denton, Texas campus for three immersions. The first takes place before the fall semester and is an orientation to online learning. Another takes place during Advanced Skill for Advanced Practice Nurses and involves an on-campus lab. There is also a third campus visit. All other coursework is online and practicums are completed local to the student, within Texas.

Paying for the Angelo State University Online Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

Angelo State University charges $275.50 per credit plus fees for the online MSN – FNP and Post-Master’s Certificate programs. Note that this is in-state tuition. Students outside Texas are not eligible for the online FNP programs. Prospective students should contact the Archer College of Health and Human Services for a complete list of tuition costs and fees as tuition typically increases from year to year.

Angelo State University offers unsubsidized federal graduate loans according to the FAFSA. Online FNP students may also check with their employers concerning a tuition reimbursement program. Additionally, nursing students may find other opportunities for outside funding such as community and organizational scholarships and grants.

Angelo State University

Offered only to students in Texas with three campus visits and very low tuition rates, the Angelo State University FNP programs have a 100 percent FNP certification exam pass rate.

APRN Programs

Family Nurse Practitioner – Post-Master's Certificate
MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner

Campus Address

2601 W. Avenue N
San Angelo, Texas 76909

Angelo State University – Family Nurse Practitioner – Post-Master's Certificate

Program Essentials

Degree Level

Post-Master Certificate – Post-Graduate (Post-MSN) Nursing Certificate

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Spring

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

25

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, AK, AR, GA, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MN, MO, ND, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, WV

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

25

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$275.50

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$6,887.50

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$647.50

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

N/A

Angelo State University – MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Fall

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

49

Program Accreditation

CCNE – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Program Admissions

Level of Education Required?

BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

GRE or GMAT Required?

No GRE Required

GPA Required?

3.0 or higher

State Restrictions? (Will Not Accept From…)

AL, AK, AR, GA, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MN, MO, ND, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, WV

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

49

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$275.50

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$13,499.50

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$647.50

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

N/A

Tuition is calculated based on credits, at the published tuition rate. Rates may change, so please check here for the latest tuition information. For programs with variable tuition rates, we use the rates for part-time students. “Resident” and “non-resident” refer to the student’s school-recognized state residency status. Tuition number represents the cost of tuition for the entire program, not per semester or year. Estimated total tuition does not include additional fees.