Family Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner degree prepares advanced-practice nurses to provide primary health care to clients, families and communities.  Students take core and advanced courses covering theoretical foundations for nursing practice, health systems and models, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, nursing research and advanced health assessment. Nurse practitioner specialty courses emphasize the care of women and children, adult, and geriatric patients and their families.  The total number of credit hours required is 53, which includes 780 hours of clinical practice.  The curriculum consists of 15 semester hours of core content, 11 semester hours of advanced practice core content, 21 semester hours of nurse practitioner specialty content, and 6 semester hours of either thesis or non-thesis option.  Clinical experiences occur in urban and rural settings. This course of study prepares nurses to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination.

How to Apply

  1. Complete Texas Online Application and Pay Online ($50.00) at
    • This information goes directly to the Graduate School at the Main Campus and instantly generates a temporary student ID number that becomes permanent based on acceptance to the program.
  2. Make a copy of the online payment and attach to the information listed in step 3.
  3. Complete and Submit a Complete Application Packet and with all items listed on the application checklist to the College of Nursing –
    Houston Site: ATTN:
    Graduate Admissions – MSN Program Prairie View A&M University
    College of Nursing 6436 Fannin Street Houston, Texas 77030

Family Nurse Practitioner Plan of Study & Curriculum Sequence


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