Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Requirements

The courses required by the Family Nurse Practioner program track are offered in an online format, with clinical experiences supervised by preceptors and conducted in local settings approved by Wilson School of Nursing and Midwestern State University.  Some courses require on-campus sessions which are mandatory and at the student's expense. 

For more information, please contact:
Debra Walker, RN, FNP-BC, DNP
Graduate Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor
Telephone: (940) 397-4600
Address:  3410 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX  76308
Office:  Bridwell Hall 308C

                                                Degree Requirements

Nursing Core (18 hours)

  • NURS 5023 Research in Nursing
  • NURS 5043 Pathological Processes for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NURS 5053 Contemporary Perspectives
  • NURS 5103 Theoretical Foundations in Nursing
  • NURS 5112/13 Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NURS 5133 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics


Family Nurse Practitioner Option (24 hours)

  • NURS 5101 Diagnostic Studies/Ambulatory Procedures
  • NURS 5123 Family and Group Theory in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NURS 5163 Family Nurse Practitioner I
  • NURS 5173 Family Nurse Practitioner I Clinical
  • NURS 5183 Family Nurse Practitioner II
  • NURS 5193 Family Nurse Practitioner II Clinical
  • NURS 5283 Role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • NURS 5371 Family Nurse Practitioner III
  • NURS 5374 Family Nurse Practitioner III Clinical

Thesis (6 hours)

  • NURS 6983 Thesis
  • NURS 6993 Thesis


  • NURS 6872 Evidence Based Project I
  • NURS 6882 Evidence Based Project II
  • NURS 6892 Evidence Based Project III

Total Hours:  48

Complete course descriptions are available in the online catalog (graduate)


return to FNP page