family nurse practitioner MS


All students admitted to the Family Nurse Practitioner Program take courses from the graduate core as well as FNP courses. The core courses are designed to enable the student to study the problems and concerns of a specialized area of nursing from a theoretical perspective.

Core courses may be completed on a part-time basis prior to admission to the FNP program. All students also take a designated number of courses from their area of study. These courses provide students with the opportunity to develop competence and expertise as a family nurse practitioner. Additional support courses provide students with the opportunity to individualize the program requirements.

Graduation from a baccalaureate program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

  • GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate nursing courses
  • Proof of current CPR certification
  • Proof of current unrestricted RN license in Mississippi
  • Proof of Hepatitis B immunization, current physical exam and TB skin test
  • Submission of scores on the verbal and analytical sections of the GRE
  • Admission to the Graduate School
  • Completion of an introductory course in statistics
  • Submission of three letters of reference

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