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About the online program

The online Master of Science in Nursing with a focus as a family nurse practitioner is designed to prepare nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to provide primary care with an emphasis on rural underserved populations. The curriculum is delivered online on a part-time basis and requires 46 credit hours and 720 minimum clinical hours.

  • Clinicals are precepted in the student’s geographical area.
  • Candidates will visit SFA’s campus three times for:
    • An orientation session
    • Two two-day seminars for skills

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the FNP certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program.


The following course information is not intended to be a suggested order of study and should only be used as a program overview.

Course Name Semester
Credit  Hours
Nursing Theory for the Advanced Practice Role 3
Contemporary Health Care Ethics 3
The Politics of Health Care 3
Health Promotion 3
Advanced Practice Roles 2
Evidence Based Research for the Advanced Practice Role 3
Advanced Pathophysiology 3
Advanced Health Assessment 3 (2:1)
60 clinical hours
Advanced Pharmacology 3
Diagnostics and Procedures 3 (1:2)
120 clinical hours
Primary Care I 5 (3:2)
120 clinical hours
Primary Care II 6 (4:2)
120 clinical hours
MSN/FNP Capstone 6 (1:5)
300 clinical hours


Details on cost of attendance, admission requirements and how to apply are available on the Master of Science in Nursing programs page.

*See the Graduate Bulletin for course listing details.

MSN Program Contacts

Erin Bailey, DNP, RN, FNP-C
Coordinator – MSN Program
Phone: 936.468.7733

MSN program


DeWitt School of Nursing

5707 North Street
Administration Building
Suite 102

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6156, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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