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MSN Family Practitioner Program

At The University of New Mexico College of Nursing, we educate you to provide care for all ages. Providing primary care in urban and rural settings. As an independent practitioner you will have the skills to address health and health equity from a holistic perspective. Treating the patient not just the symptoms.

You will be able to:

  • Independently perform comprehensive health assessments.
  • Order and interpret the full spectrum of diagnostic tests and procedures.
  • Use a differential diagnosis to determine a medical diagnosis.
  • Order, provide and evaluate outcomes of interventions.

We are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). As a student, you will be educated to the highest standards of quality and integrity

Minimum Requirements to Apply.

A BSN degree from an accredited college or university. Options available for RNs with a BS or BA.

3.0 GPA

Current RN license

No GRE or GMAT required

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Your Education

  • Intensive 6 consecutive terms for 2 years
  • 52 credits in total, 800 clinical hours and 50 lab hours total
  • MSN core courses are delivered online, APRN courses hybrid
  • Clinical courses are taught in block format. Our blocks include on-campus learning for the first two to three
  • weeks. Followed by dedicated four to five week period of clinical rotations
  • When you complete this program, you will earn a Master of Science in Nursing
  • Graduates will be eligible to become certified as family nurse practitioners in New Mexico and nationally after successfully passing the certification exam through the American Nurses Certification Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Board

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Ensuring Your Success

We are dedicated to your education and providing ongoing support for all of our students. That is why we have Student Success Coordinators. We offer services to individual students and small groups.

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

You Will Be Prepared.

Completing the MSN Family Practitioner Program prepares you to:

  • Provide the full scope of primary care, using both independent and collaborative approaches, to individuals and families across the life span, including management of acute and chronic health problems, health promotion, disease prevention and support for transitional and end-of-life needs.
  • Integrate ethical principles in decision-making and evaluation of care related to individuals, families, populations and systems of care.
  • Coordinate health care through interdisciplinary collaboration with members of the health care team.
  • Empower and motivate individuals and families to be full participants in their own health care.
  • Advocate for systems and policies that reduce health disparities, facilitate access to care, and address cultural diversity and rural populations.
  • Assume professional responsibility for maintaining and advancing clinical practice competencies.
  • Participate in quality assurance and evaluation of health care delivery.
  • Use and articulate evidence-based research as the basis for practice.
  • Contribute to existing knowledge through participation in research.

Your Questions Answered

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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