The Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration is an online nurse practitioner degree that is designed to prepare students for the highest level of nursing clinical practice. This degree emphasizes the evaluation and application of evidence that supports nursing practice while creating practice delivery systems to improve client outcomes. The curriculum covers evidence-based practice, quality improvement, health care systems, evaluation of practice models, and health policy. Graduates will be prepared to translate research into nursing practice as they work to improve health outcomes and decrease health disparities in and beyond their communities. In addition, all students will complete a DNP Project where they will delve more deeply into an advanced practice specialty area.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Alcorn State University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsGRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Criminal Background Check, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV
- Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing program and hold a current unemcumbered nursing license.
- Must hold an accredited MSN degree with Family Nurse Practitioner specialization
- Minimum one year of clinical experience
- Students must attend two on-campus requirements per semester