Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner

Application Deadline has been extended until August 1st.

Family Nurse Practitioner

All graduates will be academically and experientially qualified to seek national board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Courses in the FNP program will be offered in a hybrid manner to incorporate face-to-face time with A&M-Texarkana faculty, including evaluation of clinical skills. The didactic portion of the curriculum will be offered online as both synchronous and asynchronous learning to assist students who are working while pursuing an advanced degree. Clinical immersion days will be scheduled prior to the beginning of each semester to allow students adequate time to arrange their personal schedules. The on-site immersion dates will allow for faculty to build stronger relationships with students and will also assist with mentoring, academic coaching, and clarification of any concerns or issues.

All Nurse Practitioner students at Texas A&M Texarkana (TAMUT) are provided quality clinical rotation sites.  If the student has a desired preceptor, this will be discussed with faculty.

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Application Timeline:

May 31st (note - extended until August 1st) – Applications due
June – Candidate interviews and notification of acceptance decision
August  – Courses Start  


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing at Texas A&M University-Texarkana is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 2001, 202-887-6791.

Family Nurse Practitioner Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the FNP program, the students will:

  1. Integrate advanced knowledge from science and the humanities to provide primary health care to diverse populations.
  2. Promote the use of quality measures to create a culture of safety and to meet standards of primary health care.
  3. Analyze and implement the best evidence and standards of practice as a basis for clinical decisions.
  4. Communicate, collaborate, and consult other health professionals to manage and coordinate primary health care.
  5. Analyze and incorporate broad ecological and social determinates to plan, deliver, and manage evidence-based prevention and population-based health care to individuals, families, and groups.
  6. Advocate for policy changes that influence healthcare at local, state, and federal levels.

Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the FNP program, the students will:

  1. Demonstrate application of advanced knowledge in the health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, and management in family practice with diverse populations of individuals, groups, and families across the lifespan (Essentials I, IV, IX).
  2. Integrate history, interview, and physical exam data with the knowledge of pathophysiology of acute and chronic disorders across the life span to develop appropriate differential diagnoses, and initiate appropriate patient-centered interventions (Essentials I, IX).
  3. Implement traditional and complementary pharmacological interventions into the treatment and management of acute and chronic illnesses (Essentials I, IX).
  4. Include social, cultural, and spiritual components in patient-centered plans of care for patients and families (Essentials I, IX).
  5. Demonstrate core professional values and ethical/legal standards in the implementation of the Family Nurse Practitioner role (Essentials, I, VIII, IX).
  6. Continue to identify and integrate evidence-based findings to the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic illnesses across the life span (Essential IV, IX).
  7. Use self-reflection to evaluate progress in professional development in the role of the nurse practitioner as a member of an interprofessional team (Essential II, VII, VIII, IX).
  8. Analyze patient safety, quality indicators, patient access, cost, and outcome improvement in the delivery of quality primary care to patients (Essentials I, III)

Featured Courses

NURS 505 - Evidence Based Practice I

The course builds on the student's prior basic knowledge of the research process and the application of evidence to the practice setting. At the graduate level, the nurse translates current evidence and identifies gaps where there is insufficient evidence to support practice. The graduate level nurse, as a result of this course, will lead the process of implementing evidence as the basis for practice at all levels of direct and indirect care. This is the first of two courses. This course emphasizes theory as the foundation for research, ethics in research, and qualitative approaches to research.

NURS 544 - Epidemiology

NURS 563 - FNP Concepts and Theory I

NURS 546 - Rural and Population Health

NURS 548 - Advanced Practice Nursing

Nursing Department Contacts

Kristie Avery
Admission Coordinator II
BASS 325
(903) 334-6747