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What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?


“For nearly half a century, NPs have provided primary, acute and specialty health care, and today are playing an increasingly important role as primary care givers for millions of Americans nationwide. Holding advanced degrees and completing extensive acute and specialty    care preparation, NPs combine clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management  to assess patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, make diagnoses, and initiate and manage treatment plans including prescribing medications.” (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners: aanp.org)

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What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

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2015-2016 Tuition and Fees for Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Technology fee$240/semesterTechnology fee$24 per credit hour
Clinical fees$500/per clinical courseClinical fees$500/per clinical course

Other expenses:  Books, laptop & required software, and medical equipment.

Beyond tuition and university fees, graduate nursing students incur personal incidental expenses for which students are personally responsible.  These include and are not limited to application fees, clinical expenses, health-related expenses, standardized tests, certification preparation and examination fees, health insurance, liability insurance, uniforms, equipment, transportation, and personal costs while attending campus activities.

State Restrictions Information:

Please note, there are state restrictions for this program:  Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.