Master’s Degree in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares nurse experts in advanced practice for role preparation as primary care providers in family (FNP) and mental health (PMHNP) care settings. Both the FNP and PMHNP program prepares students to care for patients across the lifespan. 

MSN programs require 44-47 credits during five semesters of full time study including summers. Our NP programs are fully aligned with the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Competencies for Nurse Practitioners and the APRN Consensus Model. Upon completion of the NP programs, graduates are eligible to obtain APRN Board certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (FNP or PMHNP) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FNP).

Both MSN didactic courses are online with one campus visit per semester and students complete clinical requirements in their own community or nearby communities across Mississippi. Both full time and part time study is available.


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Admission Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate in Nursing from an institution accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (formerly NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education;
  • Submitted official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) including score of 3.0 or higher on the analytical section;
  • Applicants to the nurse practitioner program must have at least one year of recent clinical experience as an RN
  • 3.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) in undergraduate nursing courses
  • Completed an introductory course in statistics;
  • Evidence of current unrestricted registered nurse (RN) Mississippi license.