Touro University Online Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

The School of Nursing through Touro University Nevada offers an online Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN – FNP) program with 100% online coursework, three one-week campus visits, and preceptorships at approved facilities local to the student in Arizona or Nevada. There is also a corresponding Post-Master’s FNP Certificate offered.

The MSN is designed to be completed in just seven trimesters. Nurses may continue to work full-time during the first four trimesters, but may find it difficult to maintain a full-time work schedule during clinicals.

The Post-Master’s Certificate program offers the opportunity to expand upon an MSN without specialization or to widen the scope of service for licensed nurse practitioners in another specialization. The certificate program includes five fewer courses than the MSN and length will also depend on prior education and eligible transfer courses.

The Touro University School of Nursing seeks to prepare nurses to be leaders in their field, caring for patients in an ethical manner with sensitivity to cultural diversity. Nurses are trained to practice from an evidence-based approach, upholding the tenets of the nursing profession. The School of Nursing helps students locate preceptors and clinical sites through which to complete clinical preceptorships. MSN and certificate students must complete clinicals in Nevada or Arizona and be eligible for Nevada RN licensure.

Graduates of these programs will be eligible to take the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). FNP graduates may work in a variety of health care settings including home health care, private practice, primary care clinics, hospitals, urgent care clinics, emergency care settings, long-term care facilities, government organizations, and schools.

Touro University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). It is a branch campus of Touro University California. The FNP programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Touro University is located in Henderson, Nevada.

What to Expect from the Touro University Online FNP Programs

Admission Requirements: Applicants to Touro University Nevada’s FNP programs must hold an unencumbered RN license in their state of residence (either Arizona or Nevada). In addition, applicants must be eligible to secure an unencumbered RN license in the state of Nevada if they don’t already have one. Other requirements include compliance with Touro Nevada’s Nursing Technical Standards and Good Moral Character Behavior policy, immunizations, background check, drug screen, health insurance coverage, and current CPR certification.

MSN applicants must have earned a BSN degree from an accredited program (CCNE, NLNAC, CNEA, ACEN) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Post-Master’s Certificate applicants must have earned an MSN degree from an accredited program (CCNE, NLNAC, CNEA, ACEN) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. One exception to the GPA requirement: those with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to 2.99 must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first trimester of the program to continue.

Application materials include a resume or CV, official transcripts, proof of RN licensure, a certificate of acceptance for RN licensure in Nevada if applicable, one letter of reference, and a personal statement.

State Restrictions: Students must reside in Arizona or Nevada to participate in the Touro University Nevada online FNP programs. In addition, those who do not hold RN licensure in Nevada must be eligible to secure it.

Study Plan: FNP students begin in the Fall, Spring, or Summer as a cohort. All students complete an online orientation prior to the program. The MSN program can be completed in seven trimesters and is designed for the completion of two courses per trimester for the first four trimesters. After this, clinicals are completed in addition to three one-week campus visits. During clinicals, full-time working nurses may choose to reduce their work hours to accommodate clinical hours.

The Post-Master’s Certificate can be completed in five trimesters, the last three of which include one-week campus visits.

MSN – FNP Curriculum: The online MSN – FNP program comprises 53 credits plus 585 clinical hours. Core courses include Value-Driven Leadership Roles and Implications for Care; Theoretical Applications in Advanced Nursing Practice Roles; Research and Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing; Systems, Policy, and Contextualization: Impact on Healthcare; and Cultural Understanding and Population Health.

Family Nurse Practitioner courses include Pharmacology; Pathophysiology Across The Lifespan; Physical Assessment and Practicum; Primary Care and Differential Diagnosis; Primary Care Adult Practicum and Seminar; Primary Care for Disease Prevention and Wellness and Practicum; Primary Care of Childbearing Families and Children and Practicum; Primary Care of Mental Health Across the Lifespan and Practicum; Primary Care of the Aging Adult; Primary Care of the Family Practicum; and Capstone. Students must also complete an online orientation plus three clinical intensives on campus. Other non-credit-bearing courses include two Interprofessional Education courses.

Post-Master’s Certificate FNP Curriculum: The online Post-Master’s certificate program comprises 38 credits plus 585 clinical hours. Courses follow the Family Nurse Practitioner courses listed above for the MSN.

Online Experience: Touro University utilizes Canvas as its online Learning Management System (LMS). Syllabi are available for each course, outlining assignments, due dates, and assessments. Faculty review assignments, make comments, and send them back to students through the course grade book for review. As well, faculty give video feedback to their students. Most activities are asynchronous, however, there may be occasional conference calls or campus lectures that students can view live or at a later time. Students may also participate in discussion boards, email, chat, and other interactive formats.

Student services include admissions and financial aid counseling, academic advising, career counseling, and student support services including mental health counseling, peer tutoring, academic coaching, and individual accommodations.

On-Site Requirements: MSN and certificate students come to the Henderson, NV campus for three one-week visits for clinical skills practice and assessment. These campus immersions are completed in the final three trimesters of the program during clinical practicum courses.

Paying for the Touro University Online FNP Programs

Touro University charges $710 per credit plus fees for the online FNP programs. Prospective students should contact Touro University’s School of Nursing for updated tuition information as tuition costs may increase from year to year.

Touro University offers federal Stafford loans and Graduate PLUS Loans according to the FAFSA. Nursing students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to see if they qualify for a tuition reimbursement program or tuition discounts. Touro University students may also seek outside opportunities to fund their FNP degrees such as scholarships and grants from community and religious organizations.

Touro University

Touro University Nevada offers affordable MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate FNP programs to residents of Arizona and Nevada that include fully online coursework, three one-week campus visits, and local clinicals.

APRN Programs

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

Campus Address

874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, Nevada 89014

Touro University – MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

MSN – Master of Science in Nusing

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Summer, Winter, Spring

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

53

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, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

53

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$710.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$37,630.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$710.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$37,630.00

Touro University – Post-Master's Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Essentials

Degree Level

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

Specialization

FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

Program Start Dates

Summer, Winter, Spring

100% Online?

No

Campus Visits Required

3

Credits Needed to Graduate

38

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, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

Program Tuition

Credit Hours

38

Cost Per Credit Hour (state resident)

$710.00

Estimated Total Tuition (state resident)

$26,980.00

Cost Per Credit Hour (non-resident)

$710.00

Estimated Total Tuition (non-resident)

$26,980.00

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.

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Sara Navratil is a freelance writer and a Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer. She’s the owner of Sara Liza Life, a company dedicated to helping people rewrite their lives. She enjoys researching and writing about healthcare-related topics, including information on online NP programs. When not working she likes to read, bake, and spend time with her family.