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  • Family Nurse Practitioner

    Diagnosing illness, conducting physical examinations, ordering labs, performing diagnostic procedures and prescribing medications to patients are just a few of the wide-ranging tasks of a family nurse practitioner. If you are interested in working in one of the fastest-growing areas of nursing and becoming a practitioner educated at the state's flagship nursing school, the University of Mississippi School of Nursing is the right choice for you.

    The Family Nurse Practitioner track prepares nurses to deliver primary health care to adults and families. Often handling duties performed by a physician, family nurse practitioners focus on health promotion and disease prevention. This track's clinical component consists of 630 hours of guided experience under the mentorship of an advanced practice nurse or physician. Graduates are eligible to take the ANCC or AANPCP national certification exams and obtain a state advanced practice license as a nurse practitioner.

    Plans of study and course scheduling

    The Family Nurse Practitioner coursework is offered through a combination of online, on-campus and hybrid methods.

    Please note: Part-time and full-time plans of study are available and are designed by faculty with individual consideration given to students' goals and geographic locations. Students will be given an individualized plan of study appropriate for their role by their academic adviser upon enrollment, and applicants who already have a nurse practitioner certification in another area will have a shorter plan of study.

    Course descriptions (.pdf)  
    Part-time MSN plan of study (.pdf)
    Full-time MSN plan of study (.pdf)
    Post-MSN plan of study (.pdf)
    Full-time RN-MSN plan of study (.pdf)

    For more information

    Please email admissioncounselor@umc.edu or call (601) 815-0124 with any additional questions.