Doctor of Nursing Practice / Family Nurse Practitioner (BSN to DNP)
University of Southern Mississippi

Program Details

The online DNP / Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Southern Mississippi provides nurses with advanced knowledge of nursing theory and prepares them to utilize research and evidence to guide their clinical practice. This BSN to FNP program emphasizes leadership skills in clinical, educational, and administrative positions.

This convenient online program is offered both full-time and part-time, with one campus visit per semester, and clinical requirement able to be completed in the student’s own community. Students gain the skills necessary to provide primary health services at an advanced level to individuals and families across the lifespan in rural and community health settings. Graduates are eligible to sit for national board certification. 

Courses cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Health promotion and disease prevention for APRNs
  • FNP diagnosis and management for women and children
  • Policy and politics in healthcare
  • Quality and leadership in healthcare systems

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Requires one campus visit per semester
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited institution, including an introductory statistics course
  • Must have a current, unrestricted RN license eligible for practice in Mississippi and at least one year of recent clinical experience as an RN