MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Earning your Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Houston Baptist University will allow you to master the skills and knowledge necessary to take on new and expanded leadership roles as a nurse.
The FNP program prepares you to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification examination from either the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The 46-credit program includes 733 clinical contact hours and can be completed in 24-26 months. The program will prepare you for rewarding and flexible practitioner roles in family-focused healthcare including managing, diagnosing and treating patients from across the lifespan.
Offered through the School of Nursing and Allied Health, the MSN allows BSN-prepared nurses with a Texas Board of Nursing license to earn their degree without having to travel to class.* The flexible curriculum was developed in a competency-based education (CBE) model (course based, not direct assessment CBE) and is delivered through a blend of online coursework and high quality clinical and practicum experiences at leading healthcare providers near you.
*The MSN-FNP program requires two one-day sessions on campus for orientation and skills training. Site orientation occurs on the Friday prior to classes starting. This provides an opportunity to meet the faculty, get your university student card that can be used for discounts, provide hands-on learning of the various programs utilized in the MSN-FNP degree, review program expectations, and give an opportunity for students to answer questions.