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Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner


Program Deadline: February 28th

48 Semester Credit Hours
Program Information:
The mission of the Dr. F.M. Canseco School of Nursing is to prepare professional nurses to improve the wellbeing of complex and diverse populations. Our curriculum is aimed at educating advance practice nurse leaders who, through research, policy, and practice promote the health and wellbeing of local, national and international communities so that all people can thrive. In doing so, it underscores its geographic and institutional strengths to prepare nursing prospects.
Career Opportunities:
Hospitals, Clinics and Medical Centers, Rehabilitation Centers, Summer Camps, State and Local Health Departments, Colleges and Universities, Insurance Companies, and more.
Program Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate nursing degree (BSN) from a nationally accredited University/College.
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course.
  • Minimum 2.7 overall GPA and 3.0 upper level GPA
  • Valid RN license without restrictions in the State of Texas.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience as a RN with at least 1 year of hospital experience
  • 3 academic and professional reference forms indicating achievement and motivation for graduate study.
  • Physical Examination form
  • Immunizations, CPR, criminal, and drug screening data submitted through Verified Credentials, at expense of student.
    • MMR & Varicella Immunization or MMR, Varicella titers
    • Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, & pertussis), Hepatitis B (HBV) series or HBV titer or signed informed refusal
    • Annual Influenza Vaccination
    • Current CPR certification

Degree Plan:
Department Contact:
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Dr. F.M. Canseco Hall (CNS)
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Phone: 956.326.2450

Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 206
5201 University Boulevard Laredo, Texas 78041
Telephone: (956) 326.3020