Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Certificate Programs

The College of Nursing offers graduate certificates in Nursing for MSN graduates who desire to obtain additional education in another clinical emphasis area. These certificates will provide students and professionals an opportunity to gain expertise in another emphasis area to meet educational and role requirements for their present or future employment or to meet advanced clinical certification in specialty areas.

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 post graduate certificate 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).

 

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Graduate Certificate

 Students with an Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification interested in a graduate certificate in a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner emphasis area must show evidence of completion of graduate level course work in the following areas: advanced pharmacology, advanced pathophysiology, and advanced health assessment for practitioners. Students not having the courses must take NSG 646, NSG 647 and NSG 803 prior to beginning nurse practitioner emphasis area courses.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate degree or post-graduate certificate as an adult psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (formerly NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (must submit official transcript)
  • Evidence of an unencumbered registered nurse (RN) Mississippi license
  • All other general requirements required by the Graduate School (see Bulletin)
  • Current cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate;
  • Proof of a recent health examination to include;
  1. Proof of immunization against the Hepatitis B virus
  2. Current tuberculosis (TB) skin test or quantiFERON G test 
  3. Current Tdap immunization
  4. Evidence of immunity to varicella
  5. Current MMR immunization
  • Criminal background check and drug screening 
  • Exceptions to the above criteria must be approved by the department Chair, the dean of the College of Nursing, and the dean of the Graduate School.

Required Courses

  • NSG 615 - Health Promotion & Disease Prevention for APRN 2 hrs.

  • NSG 637 - FPMHNP Diagnosis & Management of Children 3 hrs.

  • NSG 637L - FMHNP Practicum with Children 6 hrs.

  • NSG 636 - Psychopharmacology 2 hrs.

 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Graduate Certificate

Students with an MSN interested in a graduate certificate in a nurse practitioner emphasis area must show evidence of completion of graduate level course work in the following areas: advanced pharmacology, advanced pathophysiology, and advanced health assessment for practitioners. Students not having the courses must take NSG 646, NSG 647 and NSG 803 prior to beginning nurse practitioner emphasis area courses.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate degree or post-graduate certificate as a nurse practitioner from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (formerly NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (must submit official transcript)
  • Evidence of an unencumbered registered nurse (RN) Mississippi license
  • All other general requirements required by the Graduate School (see Bulletin)
  • Current cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate;
  • Proof of a recent health examination to include;
  1. Proof of immunization against the Hepatitis B virus
  2. Current tuberculosis (TB) skin test or quantiFERON G test 
  3. Current Tdap immunization
  4. Evidence of immunity to varicella
  5. Current MMR immunization
  • Criminal background check and drug screening 
  • Exceptions to the above criteria must be approved by the department Chair, the dean of the College of Nursing, and the dean of the Graduate School.

 Required Courses 

  • NSG 608 - Advanced Practice Nurse Role I 2 hrs. *
  • NSG 609 - Advanced Practice Nurse Role II 2 hrs. *

  • NSG 615 - Health Promotion & Disease Prevention for APRN 2 hrs.

  • NSG 630 - Psychobiological Theories and Assessment in Advanced Psychiatric Nursing 3 hrs.

  • NSG 631 - Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Diagnosis and Management with Individuals 3 hrs. AND

  • NSG 631L - Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum I 4 hrs.

  • NSG 635 - FPMHNP Diagnosis and Management Groups/Families 3 hrs. AND

  • NSG 635L - Family Psychiatric Mental Health NP Practicum II 4 hrs.

  • NSG 636 - Psychopharmacology 2 hrs.

  • NSG 634L - FPMHNP Practicum III (Internship) 6 hrs

*Students with NP certification seeking a certificate are not required to take role courses.

Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate

Students with an MSN interested in a graduate certificate in a nurse practitioner emphasis area must show evidence of completion of graduate level course work in the following areas: advanced pharmacology, advanced pathophysiology, and advanced health assessment for practitioners. Students not having the courses must take NSG 646, NSG 647 and NSG 803 prior to beginning nurse practitioner emphasis area courses. 

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate degree or post-graduate certificate as a nurse practitioner from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (formerly NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (must submit official transcript)
  • Evidence of an unencumbered registered nurse (RN) Mississippi license
  • All other general requirements required by the Graduate School (see Bulletin)
  • Current cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate;
  • Proof of a recent health examination to include;
  1. Proof of immunization against the Hepatitis B virus
  2. Current tuberculosis (TB) skin test or quantiFERON G test 
  3. Current Tdap immunization
  4. Evidence of immunity to varicella
  5. Current MMR immunization
  • Criminal background check and drug screening 
  • Exceptions to the above criteria must be approved by the department Chair, the dean of the College of Nursing, and the dean of the Graduate School.

Required Courses

  • NSG 608 - Advanced Practice Nurse Role I 2 hrs. *

  • NSG 609 - Advanced Practice Nurse Role II 2 hrs. *

  • NSG 615 - Health Promotion & Disease Prevention for APRN 2 hrs.

  • NSG 664L - Family Nurse Practitioner Internship 6 hrs.

  • NSG 667 - Family Nurse Practitioner Diagnosis, Management I 3 hrs. AND

  • NSG 667L - Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum I 4 hrs.

  • NSG 668 - FNP Diagnosis, Management Women, Children 2 hrs.

  • NSG 669 - Family Nurse Practitioner Diagnosis, Management II 3 hrs. AND

  • NSG 669L - Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum II 4 hrs.

*Students with NP certification seeking a certificate are not required to take role courses.