Mississippi FNP Programs
We found just one Family Nurse Practitioner Program in Mississippi. Online MSN programs are available from Alcorn State University, Delta State University, and William Carey University.
Most of these programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The job outlook for NPs in Mississippi is solid. According to a report by the Mississippi State Department of Health, Mississippi is one of the most rural states in the nation, and it struggles to recruit and retain providers willing to work in its rural counties. Eighty-four percent of the state's counties faced a primary care provider shortage, as of 2014.
Online MSN Programs in Mississippi
The program at Alcorn State University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Both ACEN and CCNE accreditation ensures that the program has been certified as offering an effective and high quality education that reflects current professional standards.
Alcorn State University Online MSN
Alcorn State University in Natchez offers an Online Master of Science in Nursing with concentrations in Nurse Educator or Family Nurse Practitioner roles. The Nurse Practitioner program is designed to be completed in five semesters of full-time study, including one summer semester, whereas the Nurse Educator program may be completed in four semesters of full-time study.
Delta State University
Delta State University in Cleveland offers an Online Master of Science in Nursing with role concentrations in Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). The online courses are supplemented with occasional on-campus seminars. Clinical hours for students in the FNP concentration must be completed in Mississippi or Arkansas. Full-time students may complete each of the degree options within two years.
William Carey University
William Carey University in Hattiesburg offers an Online Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Educator and an Online MSN-MBA degree program. The MSN-MBA degree option requires 32 credit hours in nursing and 21 credit hours in business; some of the courses have been integrated to include content from both nursing and business courses.