Texas Woman’s University Online Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

The College of Nursing through Texas Woman’s University (TWU) 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 one immersion during the Advanced Assessment course. Practicums are also completed at approved facilities local to the student.

The TWU College of Nursing focuses on holistic care including the whole person, their families, their environment, and their community. This commitment to holistic care with excellence and integrity weaves its way into the entire educational environment. Online programs provide a platform for diversity and collaboration and foster the exploration of creative expression, innovation, research, professional development, and a commitment to improved patient outcomes.

Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) serve populations across the lifespan from infancy to adult and older adult age. FNPs are prepared to assess, evaluate, diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses. The FNP focuses on routine checkups, common illnesses, preventive medicine, and healthcare education to improve the quality of life for patients, families, and communities. FNPs may work in schools, primary care clinics, hospitals, community health organizations, government facilities, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. 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).

The College of Nursing offers assistance for clinical placements through a Placement Coordinator. In addition, TWU offers student success coaches to ensure online students are meeting and exceeding their expectations. No GRE is required for admission and the programs are authorized in 35 states. The Post-Master’s FNP Certificate is designed to offer a family nurse practitioner scope for those who have completed an MSN degree.

Texas Woman’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The online FNP programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Texas Woman’s University is located in Denton, Texas.

What to Expect from the Texas Woman’s University Online Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

General Graduate Nursing Admissions Requirements: Students must hold a current, unencumbered RN license. Application materials include an application, application fee, official transcripts, and a resume or CV. Students whose first language is not English must submit English proficiency test scores. No GMAT or GRE is required, but submission is optional.

  • Specific Program Requirements:
  • MSN: Students must hold a BSN degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed undergraduate or graduate-level statistics
  • Post-Master’s Certificate: Students must hold an MSN degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed undergraduate or graduate-level statistics

State Restrictions: Texas Woman’s University accepts students from over 30 states into their MSN programs. However, applicants outside of Texas should check with their state Board of Nursing to make sure they are eligible to study with Texas Woman’s University and to be aware of the practicum requirements in their state while attending an out-of-state university. Students from the following states are not eligible to study with TWU at this time: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Study Plan: The Texas Woman’s University online MSN and graduate certificate courses are delivered in a 13-week format and start dates are offered in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. The MSN program takes a little less than three years to complete, but students may take up to six years. The Post-Master’s Certificate program can be completed in just over two years. Students complete courses online as well as clinicals local to the student. In addition, students come to campus for one immersion during the Advanced Assessment and Differential Diagnosis course.

MSN – FNP Curriculum: The online MSN – FNP program comprises a minimum of 46 credits plus at least 572 clinical hours. Courses may include Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice; Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing; Health Policy and Health Promotion; Advanced Pathophysiology; Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice; Advanced Assessment and Differential Diagnosis; Advanced Practice Nursing Role; Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar; Family Health Nursing I-III; and Family Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship I-II.

Post-Master’s FNP Certificate Curriculum: The online Post-Master’s FNP Certificate program comprises 34 credits plus at least 572 clinical hours. Courses may include Advanced Pathophysiology; Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice; Advanced Assessment and Differential Diagnosis; Advanced Practice Nursing Role; Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar; Family Health Nursing I-III; and Family Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship I-II.

Note that if a student already holds APRN status in Texas, the advanced assessment, pharmacotherapeutics, and advanced pathophysiology courses may be waived if completed within the past 15 years.

Online Experience: TWU communicates through the Pioneer Portal through which students can register for courses, view their schedules, and see their grades. Students get help for online learning through the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology. TWU utilizes Canvas as its online Learning Management System (LMS). Students should have daily access to a computer with internet service. Tools offered may include online video or recorded lectures, discussion boards, online chat, phone, and email interaction. Students have access to the Career Connection Center, student success coaches, counseling and psychological services, admissions counseling, academic advising, library services, faculty hours, and 24/7 technical support.

On-Site Requirements: Texas Woman’s University FNP students are required to come to the Denton, Texas campus for one immersion during the Advanced Assessment and Differential Diagnosis course. All other coursework is online and practicums are completed local to the student.

Paying for the Texas Woman’s University Online Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

Texas Woman’s University charges $643 per credit including tuition and fees for the online MSN – FNP and Post-Master’s Certificate programs. Prospective students should contact TWU’s College of Nursing for a complete updated breakdown of tuition costs. Note that tuition typically changes from year to year.

TWU offers unsubsidized federal graduate loans according to the FAFSA. Nursing students may also check with their employers to see if the company offers a tuition reimbursement program. Nursing students may also seek other opportunities for funding such as outside scholarships and grants.

Texas Woman's University

Texas Woman's University offers competitive tuition rates and a focus on quality, accuracy, and an improved patient experience, and makes clinical placements simple through a faculty and placement coordinator.

APRN Programs

MSN – Famiy Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Post-Master's Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Campus Address

304 Administration Drive
Denton, Texas 76204

Texas Woman's University – MSN – Famiy Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

1

Credits Needed to Graduate

46

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, AZ, GA, IL, LA, MD, MN, ND, NE, NY, OR, TN, UT, WA, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

46

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$638.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$29,348.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$638.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$29,348.00

Texas Woman's University – Post-Master's Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Program Essentials

Degree Level

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

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

1

Credits Needed to Graduate

34

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, AZ, GA, IL, LA, MD, MN, ND, NE, NY, OR, TN, UT, WA, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

34

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$638.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$21,692.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$638.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$21,692.00

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.