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University of Southern Mississippi – Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Program2019-07-26T17:09:37+00:00

University of Southern Mississippi – Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Program Overview

According to the University of Southern Mississippi:

“In the 21st century, knowledge, competence, and clinical information technology are the indicators of a successful, professional nurse. Our online Nursing MSN degree can make a difference for Family Nurse Practitioner students. This online degree provides a scientific and research-based curriculum. All faculty members provide a high-quality education to our students and are ready and willing to help you take the next step in your career. This convenient and affordable online Nursing MSN degree program is designed to prepare graduate nurses to provide primary health care in rural and urban community health settings. Get certified as a nurse practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners without ever having to step foot inside of a classroom. Your life, plus college.”

At a Glance


Total credit hours

45 credit hours

Tuition per credit

Tuition and fees

Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive

Courses can be completed fully online, but two campus visits in your first semester are required

Admission requirements

According to the University of Southern Mississippi, to be eligible for admission to the FNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Graduated from a baccalaureate program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate nursing courses.
  • Submission of scores on the verbal and analytical sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Admission to the Graduate School at USM.
  • Completion of an introductory course in statistics.
  • Submission of three letters of reference from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional background and experience in nursing practice, specifying in detail the applicant’s capabilities for graduate study and for future practice as an advanced practice nurse.
  • Proof of current unrestricted Mississippi RN license.
  • Proof of Current CPR certification, Criminal Background Check and/or affidavit, hepatitis immunization, TB skin test, Tdap.