Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program is to prepare advanced-practice nurses at the highest professional level of nursing practice and to advance the application of nursing knowledge for the purpose of improving health care to diverse  populations.       

The University of Southern Mississippi College of Nursing has a collaborative consortium program wtih Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Mississippi University for Women and the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  The collaborative share state resources, such as faculty, and utlize clases taught via distance learning technology to each university in the consortium.  Two schools in the consortium, The University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi, award the DNP degree. 


Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application to The University of Southern Miss Graduate School and College of Nursing
  • Hold a bachelor's degree or higher in nursing, in addition to a master's degree in nursing or related field
  • A graduate GPA of 3.5 (preferred) if a master's degree has been earned
  • Acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) within the last five years
  • Evidence of current/unencumbered nursing license as a registered nurse and eligible for licensure in the state of Mississippi
  • One year of professional nursing preferred but not required
  • Curriculum vita or professional resume'
  • Informal personal statement submitted with applicaton
  • Letters of reference from three individuals

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