Guide patients and their families to make smarter health and lifestyle choices with a master’s degree from A&M-Commerce.
Advance your nursing career to the next level. Nurse practitioners—under supervision of a licensed physician—often serve as primary caregivers, providing comprehensive, continual health care for individuals and families. Our Master of Science in Nursing degree program provides the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of a particular specialty area, or build a foundation for doctoral-level coursework. Take the step toward elevating your career today at A&M-Commerce.
2 years (full-time)-3 years (part-time)
No foreign language credits required
No thesis required
Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner :: Is this Program a Good Fit for You?
Is this Program a Good Fit for You?
Nursing students are typically interested in:
Master of Science in Nursing :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN NURSING
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN NURSING
Acquire traditional, hands-on practice in a variety of Northeast Texas clinical settings.
Our master’s degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Work side-by-side with our highly-skilled faculty.
Develop a program plan and establish career goals with an advisor in the CoEHS Mentor Center.
Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner :: Careers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, “overall employment of nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives and nurse practitioners is projected to grow 45 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, primarily because of an increased emphasis on preventive care and demand for healthcare services from an aging population.” The majority of our graduates work in a variety of health settings and provide nursing care for individuals, families and communities. Others pursue further graduate studies.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
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Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner :: FEATURED COURSES
Learn the skills needed to manage frequently encountered problems including a clinical component. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission.
Investigate the philosophical and theoretical bases, underlying concepts and operations inherent to nursing and practice. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor.
Explore the role of the nurse practitioner in advanced practice. Prerequisites: Instructor permission.
Apply computer technology to healthcare management of individuals and groups, with recognition of the social, ethical, and legal issues involved.
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 for non-residents.
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Master of Science for Nursing Family Practitioner :: Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What qualifications are necessary to apply?
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited program
- Basic undergraduate statistics course
- Unencumbered, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas
- Official GRE scores or undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of coursework
What materials do I need to submit?
- Three letters of references from academic and/or professional sources using the Nursing Department MSN reference form.
- Submit a resume (curriculum vitae) and personal statement (letter) detailing reasons for pursuing the graduate degree and professional goals
What is the application deadline?
- Application must be initiated by May 15 for fall admission with all application materials submitted by June 1.
- Application must be initiated by November 1 for spring admission with all application materials submitted by November 30.
Is there a requirement?
If GPA in the last 60 hours of coursework is not a 3.0 or higher, you must take GRE to be considered for acceptance into the program.
Are classes offered online?
It is a hybrid format where some classes are on campus (web enhanced) and others are online.
How long will it take to complete the program?
- 21 months with full-time study
Are there part-time options?
We recognize that adult learners may have work and family responsibilities that make it infeasible to pursue full time study. We have a part-time track with completion of the program in 36 months.
How many semester credit hours does it take for completion of the program?
46 credit hours are required to complete the program.
Explain the clinical hours requirement
Clinical credit is given at a 1:3 ratio. One semester credit hour of clinical is the equivalent of 3 hours spent in the clinical setting each week per spring or fall semester.
Is there a thesis?
- There is no thesis.
- There is a scholarly practice intervention project at the end of the curriculum.