Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner Track at a Glance
If you are seeking a satisfying and in-demand career, becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is an ideal choice.
Emphasizing health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, and illness management, the Family Nurse Practitioner track at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston includes on-site clinical training and high-tech simulations, helping you apply learning to real-world practice. The curriculum is also designed with flexibility for working nurses. Most coursework is online, with some in-person lab and simulation requirements for hands-on learning experiences. Clinical courses involve attending clinical sites for a specified number of hours, which vary by semester.
Upon completion, you can apply to take the national certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). Once certified, you can then apply for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license in Texas. Cizik School of Nursing graduates’ first-time pass rate for FNP board certification is 94-100%.
Choose Your FNP Path
Cizik School of Nursing currently offers two options for prospective FNP students – a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Students with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees may apply to either program. However, prospective FNP students are encouraged to consider our BSN to DNP track to prepare for their highest level of advanced practice.
Affordability Meets Education Accessible
Cizik School of Nursing is passionate about educating the next generation of Family Nurse Practitioners, and our graduate tuition is among the lowest in Texas. In addition to our affordable tuition, we offer merit and need-based scholarships and grants as you pursue your FNP certification. We also offer a variety of financial assistance specifically earmarked for students like you. Scholarships range from $1,000 to a full tuition offers.