Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Become a family nurse practitioner and manage the healthcare of patients throughout the lifespan, including infancy, adults and the aged populations. TWU's FNP program focuses on the health promotion and health maintenance of patients in the primary care setting.

At Texas Woman's University, our FNP tracks are offered in two delivery methods, 100% online and traditional in-person. Students attend the traditional program at the Dallas and Houston campuses.

We also offer a completely online option. Note: application deadlines are different for the two options.

Degree Plan

Admission to the M.S.N. (Nurse Practitioner)

Program Contacts

Denton – Trina Minix, Enrollment Counselor

Dallas & Houston – Catherine Martin, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Application Deadlines

Fall - February 15
Spring - September 15

Admission Requirements

  • Current US RN license (unencumbered)

  • Basic statistics course

  • BS or BSN degree from a nationally-accredited nursing program

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prior graduate course work

Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. Factors that may be considered in the admission decision are: GPA on any prior graduate course work, scholarly activities, professional leadership, and work history.

For applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in another field (or more than one graduate degree), the grade point average from all previously earned degrees and post-graduate work can be considered in making the admission decision.

Individuals who have a master’s degree in nursing may seek admission to a post-master’s certification program in one of three areas: nurse practitioner, nursing health systems management, or nursing education. 

Applicants who wish to transfer from another nursing program must provide evidence of eligibility to continue in the previous nursing program. Nine semester hours for programs requiring 39-44 semester hours, 12 semester hours for programs requiring 45 or more semester hours, may be transferred, if approved. A grade of B or higher in each course is necessary for semester credit hours to be considered for transfer.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.


Catherine Martin, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
FNP Track Coordinator 

Page last updated 3:44 PM, October 14, 2021