TAMIU College of Nursing and Health Sciences Offers New MSN Online Family Nurse Practitioner Program this Fall
Registered nurses (RNs) in Laredo and South Texas have an opportunity to advance their careers exponentially through a new online program offered by Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The MSN Online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program seeks to address the critical shortage of family nurse practitioners (FNPs) in South Texas, said Dr. Marivic Torregosa, interim dean of the College.
“We are proud to present this new online program to experienced registered nurses in South Texas and invite them to become a part of nursing history in Laredo,” Dr. Torregosa said, “FNP’s are in high demand throughout the nation and according to figures by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, can expect a median yearly salary above $113,000.”
An FNP is an advance practice RN who provides primary or specialty care for patients of all ages. They work in collaboration with other healthcare professionals. FNPs conduct health exams, provide health education, diagnose illnesses and prescribe medication, among other responsibilities.
The MSN Online Family Nurse Practitioner Program duration is three years.
Applications for TAMIU’s Fall Semester are currently being accepted through May 31 at ApplyTexas.org.
For admissions requirements, visit tamiu.edu/gradschool/fnp/
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The College registered a 100% NCLEX-RN pass rate in 2019 for first-time test-takers. It also boasts a 90% through 100% National Certification Exam pass rate for FNP first-time test-takers in the last four years. Student to professor ratio is 6:1 for clinicals, and all FNP nursing graduates are offered jobs by graduation.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers other nursing programs such as traditional BSN program, RN-BSN (online), and a Masters in Nursing Administration (online).
For more information, call TAMIU’s Graduate School at 96.326.3020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
While the City of Laredo has enacted a Shelter in Place order effective Saturday, March 28, 2020, TAMIU’s essential education mission continues as authorized by the Governor of Texas.
In light of the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and interested applicants are advised to establish contact first by phone or email as offices may be remotely staffed, office hours are subject to change and gathering and distancing guidelines are being practiced.