Skip navigation

Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) - Master's and Doctorate

Availability: Hattiesburg Hybrid Options

Family Nurse Practitioner at Southern Miss

Advanced practice nurses are registered nurses who have gained advanced preparation for expanded clinical practice. Advanced practice nurses must be grounded in theory and utilize research and evidence as guides to their clinical practice. We have three options for the Family Nurse Practitioner at Southern Miss: BSN to DNP, MSN, and Post-Graduate Certificate.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,, and the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.

Request info Apply Program Details

3pathways to degree
95-100% pass rate on board examinations
#136Ranked #136 by USNWR

Program Emphasis

Each program emphasizes leadership in nursing practice and prepares nurse scholars for leadership in clinical, educational, and administrative positions. Advanced practice nursing programs at Southern Miss share rigorous and demanding expectations with a scholarly approach to the discipline and a commitment to the advancement of the profession.

School of Leadership and Advance Nursing Practice Faculty

The dedicated and qualified faculty are focused on educating advanced practice nurses who are prepared as experts in clinical practice and as leaders in scholarship, research, and service to enhance the health and well-being of the people who are entrusted their care.


Degree Plan Availability
Nursing (BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner) DNPHattiesburg Hybrid
Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) MSNHattiesburg Hybrid

Contact Us

School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Asbury Hall (AH), Room 317 3215 Montague Boulevard Hattiesburg, MS 39401 

Hattiesburg Campus

Campus Map



  • Private Clinics
  • Nursing Faculty
  • Urgent care clinics
  • Federally qualified health clinics
  • Lakenya Fortner, FNP-BC  2009
    Faculty Meridian Community College
  • Nancy Villanueva, FNP-BC 2017
    Minute Clinic inside CVS in Portsmouth, VA
  • Leanne Murray, FNP-BC 2017
    Hancock Women’s Center