Post-Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Southern Mississippi

Program Details

Nurses with a master’s degree who would like to change or add to their clinical focus can pursue this online Post-Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Southern Mississippi. Graduates of this program have skills grounded in theory and the ability to use research and evidence to guide their clinical practice.

This online FNP program emphasizes leadership roles in nursing practice and prepares nurses for clinical, educational, and administrative leadership positions. Faculty strive to prepare advanced practice nurses to become experts in clinical practice as well as authorities in scholarship, research, and service to improve the wellbeing of patients in the healthcare system.

Coursework covers topics including:

  • Diagnosis and management of patients with episodic problems
  • Diagnosis and management of women, children, and adolescents
  • Diagnosis and management of patients with complex problems
  • Providing safe and effective primary care interventions

% 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

Master 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 Master'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