Guide patients and their families

Advance your nursing career to the next level. In collaboration with a licensed physician, nurse practitioners often serve as primary caregivers, providing comprehensive health care for individuals and families. Our Master of Science in Nursing degree program provides the opportunity to deepen your knowledge within a particular specialty area or build a foundation for doctoral-level coursework. You have flexibility with online courses and intensive and clinical days. Take the step toward elevating your career today at A&M-Commerce.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration 2 years (full-time)-3 years (part-time)
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Fully Online
Total Credit Hours 46 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required

Nursing Family Practitioner (MSN) :: Big Easy Links

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Master of Science in Nursing :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN NURSING

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN NURSING

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Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner :: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

A degree in nursing will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Develop advanced critical thinking skills through a focus on creative and intellectual processes.
  • Deepen your knowledge and experience to promote quality of life from birth to death.
  • Learn to respond to the changing needs of society while practicing within the established ethical, legal and competency standards of practice frameworks.
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Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner :: Careers

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 various health settings and provide nursing care for individuals, families and communities. Others pursue further graduate studies with the goal of a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree or a Ph.D. to teach in higher education or conduct research.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Healthcare diagnosing or treatment practitioners (National Median)
$82,380
Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives and nurse practitioners (DFW Metro Area)
$100,455

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

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Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner :: WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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Left to right: Dr. Monica Tenhunen, Hannah Dixon, Dr. Denise Neill and Camila Brown of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Nursing Department. Photo courtesy of Herald-Banner.

What You Will Learn

Learn more about advanced techniques and theories to care for, and in some cases cure individuals. You’ll also refine your research skills specific to the nursing profession through evidence-based practice, research utilization and knowledge transformation processes so you can continue to improve after graduating.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses including advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology and health assessment.
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Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner :: FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner :: Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery and Resources

Courses for the MSN Nurse Practitioner program are completely online with intensive and clinical days in various healthcare settings.

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Graduate Program Cost

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission

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Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner :: Program Admission Requirements

Deadlines

The application deadline for fall admission is August 1. The deadline for spring admission is January 1.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution and a nationally accredited nursing program with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours.

Applicants must also hold an unencumbered, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas or a compact state.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Graduate School Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

To be considered for admission you must have the following:

  • an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least 2.75 overall GPA or 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours,
  • a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nationally-accredited nursing program and
  • a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse
Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Three Reference Forms

Request three individuals to complete the recommendation form attesting to the applicant’s readiness and academic performance.

Please email completed forms to [email protected]

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

Personal Statement

Submit a letter detailing your reasons for pursuing the master’s degree in nursing, including your professional goals.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Test Scores (if required)

You do not need to submit GRE scores if you have a minimum 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours of nursing courses.

If you do not meet the GPA exemption criteria, request that your GRE® scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Apply for scholarships and graduate assistantships once you are admitted.
  • Apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA and sending it to school code 003565.
  • Contact your financial aid advisor with any questions.

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Deadlines

  • Fall admission consideration: June 1
  • Spring admission consideration: October 15
  • Summer admission consideration: March 15

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution and a nationally accredited nursing program with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Applicants must also hold an unencumbered, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Graduate School Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $75 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts
  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to:
    Texas A&M University-Commerce

    Attn: Graduate School
    2600 S. Neal St.
    Commerce, Texas 75428

To be considered for admission you must have the following:

  • an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least 2.75 overall GPA or 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours,
  • a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nationally-accredited nursing program and
  • a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse

Three Reference Forms

Request three individuals to complete the recommendation form attesting to the applicant’s readiness and academic performance.

Please email completed forms to [email protected]

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce Texas 75428

Personal Statement

Submit a letter detailing your reasons for pursuing the master’s degree in nursing, including your professional goals.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Test Scores (if required)

You do not need to submit GRE scores if you have a minimum 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours of nursing courses.

If you do not meet the GPA exemption criteria, request that your GRE® scores be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce (6188) when you register for the test. If you have already taken the GRE®, you can order additional score reports.

English Proficiency

You do not need to submit test scores if you have completed (all years) of a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States.

Request that your scores from one of the following be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce:

  • TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550)
  • IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall)
  • PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher)
  • Duo Lingo (Minimum Score: 105)

*Scores must be less than two years old.

Official Sponsor Documents

Submit these documents to the Office of International Programs once you have been admitted

  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor with a balance of at least $26,025 USD which is less than 1 year old

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Master of Science for Nursing Family Practitioner :: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Are classes offered online?

It is a hybrid format where some classes are on campus (web-enhanced) and others are online.

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How long will it take to complete the program?

  • 21 months with full-time study
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How many semester credit hours does it take for completion of the program?

46 credit hours are required to complete the program.

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What is the clinic 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.

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Is there a thesis?

  • There is no thesis.
  • There is a scholarly practice intervention project at the end of the curriculum.
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Is there a GPA 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.

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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.
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What materials do I need to submit?

  • For details about the materials that you need to submit, refer to the Admission section above.
  • You can also refer to the MSN Student Guide.
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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
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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.

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