Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Southern Mississippi

Program Details

Gain advanced practice nursing knowledge and skills with the online Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner degree. This program from the University of Southern Mississippi is grounded in theory and the use of research and evidence in clinical practice.

Coursework emphasizes leadership in clinical, educational, and administrative positions. Nurses can choose to complete their degree either full-time or part-time, with online coursework, one campus visit per semester, and clinical requirements completed within their own community. Graduates can use their nursing knowledge to help improve the health and well-being of patients across the lifespan.

Career options for graduates of this online FNP program include settings such as:

  • Private clinics
  • Nursing schools
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Federally qualified health clinics

% 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