Family Nurse Practitioner
The Family Nurse Practitioner track is a 39 semester hour curriculum to prepare registered nurses to deliver primary health care to clients of all ages focusing on underserved people from a variety of cultures. The curriculum is designed for current and future missionary nurses and others interested in underserved populations. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, disease prevention, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and advanced skills. Students have the option of completing part of their required clinical hours at an international site with missionary nurse practitioners, doctors, and faculty supervision.
The program of study conforms to educational guidelines from the Texas Board of Nursing, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), and Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse practitioner Programs (NTF 2008). Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for national Family Nurse Practitioner certification examinations offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The curriculum provides didactic (theory) and clinical components organized within the framework set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's The Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing 2004.
There are two program study options:
1. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a major in Family Nurse Practitioner consists of a 39 semester hour curriculum. Study can be completed in two calendar years.
2. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, a post-master's nurse practitioner study option allows nurses who have completed an advanced nursing degree (master's or doctorate) to prepare for the nurse practitioner role.
Admission requirements for the FNP track include:
- Unencumbered license to practice as a registered as a registered nurse in the United States or a U.S. territory
- Bachelor's degree with a major in nursing
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in nursing courses and 3.0 or higher overall
- One (1) year of full time experience as a practicing professional nurse (additional work experience may be required by faculty)
- All graduate applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
- Acceptable writing sample
- MSN: undergraduate statistics course
- DNP: graduate level statistics course
To begin the admission process to the Family Nurse Practitioner program:
- Complete the online graduate school application.
- Send all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to the Graduate School, Baylor University, P.O. Box 97264, Waco, TX, 76798-7264.
- Send MAT or GRE scores (taken within the last 5 years) to the Graduate School in Waco.
- Schedule a personal interview after all application material has been submitted.
- Contact Tina Glaspie in the Graduate Program in Nursing by email or phone: (214) 818-7839
For the fall start date applicants should plan to complete all admission materials on or before:
- Early admission applications and interview must be complete by February 1.
- Application and interview must be complete by April 15.
Students admitted to the Graduate Program in Nursing may be eligible for scholarship/graduate tuition assistance through the school of nursing. Scholarship funds are limited and are awarded based on tuition cost after students register for classes. Federal assistance in the form of student loans is available through the Baylor University Financial Aid Office. Federal student loans require completion of FAFSA by students at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Please contact Endalk Tulu, Louise Herrington School of Nursing Financial Aid Coordinator, for additional information.
For More Information Contact:
Mrs. Tina Glaspie
Coordinator of Recruitment and Enrollment