Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #748 (BCR) , NV,
The School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities requisite to the safe, effective, and efficient advanced practice of nursing.


Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate the principles, personal values, and beliefs that influence ethical decision making, which provides a framework for nursing practice.
  • Communicate effectively as a health care professional creating collaborative interdependent relationships and acting as advocates for the nursing profession and client population.
  • Incorporate nursing theory and evidence-based practice in advanced nursing roles.
  • Understand the influences of human diversity and social issues to provide culturally sensitive health promotion and disease prevention strategies.
  • Assume a leadership role in the management of human, fiscal, and physical health care resources to improve nursing practice and health care delivery.
  • Competently assess, diagnose, prescribe, evaluate, and create holistic plans of treatment.
  • Articulate the professional role, which includes the ethical code of conduct and scope of advanced practice.
  • Develop and monitor comprehensive, holistic plans of care that address the health promotion and disease prevention needs of diverse client populations.
  • Assess and monitor teaching/learning needs in a diverse client population.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
    • Advanced Health Assessment 
    • Advanced Pathophysiology and Genetics 
    • Nursing Theory and Research 
    • Teaching & Learning in Nursing Education 
    • Course Level Evaluation Strategies for Nurse Educator 
    • Informatics and Quality Improvement
    • Advanced Pharmacology and Genetics 
    • Nursing Education Practicum 
    • Health Policy and Population Health 
    • Developing & Evaluating Curriculum for Nursing Education 
    • Nursing Education Practicum 
    • Nurse Educator Scholarship Project

                              Detailed Programme Facts

                              • Programme intensity

                                You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                                • Full-time duration 18 months
                              • Credits
                                33 alternative credits
                              • Languages
                                • English
                              • Delivery mode
                                • Time flexibility
                                  Fully structured
                                • Attendance
                                  Regular mandatory meetings
                                • Teacher support
                                  Only feedback on assignments and exams, Continuous support with feedback on request
                                • Student interaction
                                  Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

                              English Language Requirements

                              You only need to take one of these language tests:

                              • Minimum required score:


                                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                                Book IELTS
                              • Minimum required score:


                                The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                              • Minimum required score:


                                The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                              Academic Requirements

                              You need the following GPA score:

                              Required score: 3

                              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                              • BSN degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 in the last two years of undergraduate nursing work. 
                              • Completion of undergraduate courses in research, physical assessment, and a course in introductory statistics. These courses must have been completed with a C or better.
                              • Submit official transcripts for all previous college and professional schools.
                              • A statement of a maximum of 300 words describing the students’ professional goals and reason for seeking graduate education.
                              • Two letters of recommendation from either instructors or employers that speak to the applicant’s potential to complete the graduate program.
                              • Current resume or vita.
                              • Current valid RN license in state of residence.

                              Work Experience

                              A minimum of one-year clinical experience as a RN.

                              Tuition Fee

                              • International Applies to you

                                23274 USD/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 23274 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
                              • National Applies to you

                                9364 USD/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 9364 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
                              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                              Living costs for Las Vegas

                              • 880 - 1430 USD/month
                                Living Costs

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