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MSN FNP Questions

There is a lot to consider when looking at advancing your degree to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. We know you have questions. Everyone’s situation is unique.

We collected some of the most asked questions for you. Review the answers below.

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We are happy to answer any of your specific questions. Just reach out to us.

Our experienced advisors and FNP Concertation Coordinator, Christine Cogil, DNP, MPS, RN, FNP-BC, are ready to answer your questions.

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Your Questions Answered.

It will take 2 years (6 terms) to complete the program.

Students do not have to live in Albuquerque to complete this concentration, but must live in New Mexico and have a New Mexico RN license by the first term.  This concentration has both online and in person course requirements.  Students are expected to be in Albuquerque when required.  We arrange clinical placements for students all over the state, and in some instances towns on the NM border with Texas, Arizona and Colorado. 

The intensity and clinical demands of the program makes it is difficult for students to work while attending the program. Many students reduce their workload with their current employer to allow them to keep their benefits. Please reach out to your employer to understand your options.

We understand the financial investment in your education can feel daunting. We have kept our program costs reasonable and the majority of our students receive some form of grants, scholarships or loans. Explore our financial aid website and reach out to our Financial Aid Officers to explore all your options.

Our program is 52 credits, 800 clinical hours and 50 lab hours total.

The application process is easy and varies by program. Visit our application webpage for information on how to apply.

October 1 - Admissions considers all verified applications received by the deadline.

For more information about how to apply to apply for financial aid visit our financial aid webpage or reach out to our Financial Aid Officers.

Deadlines vary. Visit our financial aid webpage for most up to date deadlines.

We have a dedicated team that finds and supports clinical placements. We work with your needs and identify the ideal experiences for you.

A minimum or 2/4 of your clinical rotations terms will be outside of Albuquerque. Students are responsible for travel costs.

If covering these costs are an issue please reach out to our Financial Aid Officers to discuss options available to you.

Our dedicated team works with the clinical sites and directly with you to ensure all your documents are all up to date. You will receive email notifications if updates are needed.

Our FNP Concentration Coordinator, Christine Cogil, DNP, MPS, RN, FNP-BC, knows the program very well and is ready to answer your questions. Email her at

Application Deadline

Summer Entry

August 25 – October 23

Admissions considers all verified applications received by the deadline.

Transfer Students

You have the questions. We have the answers.

Explore more about transfering to UNM College of Nursing. We cannot wait for you to be part of our pack. 

Support for Your Education

The majority of our students received some form of financial aid – scholarship, grant, loan, work study or teaching assistant position.

We also offer more than $270,000 in UNM College of Nursing scholarships. Individual scholarship amounts range from $200-$4,000 annually.

Admissions, Tuition & Financial Aid

Become a Family Nurse Practitioner

FNP Program Contact

FNP Concentration Coordinator, Clinician Educator, Associate Professor
Christine Cogil, DNP, MPS, RN, FNP-BC
College of Nursing
Building 228
Room 218
1 University of New Mexico

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