Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in Mississippi.
Full List of Programs
Delta State University
Delta State University's DNP program is available online and offers the following options: RN-DNP, BSN-DNP, and Post-Master's DNP. The Post-Master's DNP has a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track as well as a Non-FNP track. The university's DNP program has been approved by the Mississippi Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The DNP curriculum includes coursework in Advanced Theory and Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice, Health Care Policy and Economics in Clinical Practice, and Epidemiology/Population Health. Students have the option of pursing the program on a part-time or full-time basis. A total of 420 doctoral level clinical hours and the completion of a Scholarly Project are needed in order to graduate.
Mississippi University for Women
Students accepted to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Mississippi University for Women have the option of pursuing the program on a full-time (22 months) or part-time (34 months) basis. There are two entry points to the DNP program - post-baccalaureate (BSN to DNP) and post-master's (MSN to DNP). The university's DNP curriculum is based on AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice. Coursework includes: Standards of Care and Evidence Based Practice, Quality and Safety in Complex Health Systems, and Science of Advanced Diagnostic Reasoning. The program includes a practice immersion experience that prepares APRNs in primary and specialty care settings with an emphasis on chronic illness management. The completion of a DNP project is required for graduation.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
The post-baccalaureate entry point to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has three areas of emphasis: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Nursing and Health Care Administrator. The post-master's DNP pathway is for APRNs or nurse administrators who already hold MSN degrees. A third DNP entry point is the post-master's early entry option. This is for students who are already in the MSN program of the university and who wish to continue to the DNP program. Early entry candidates can apply for the DNP program after completion of all first semester courses for their MSN degree. The university's DNP program is accredited by the CCNE.
University of Southern Mississippi
The CCNE-accredited DNP program at the University of Southern Mississippi is a full-time program that can be completed in two to three years. The program is open to master's-trained nurses who wish to continue their education in the areas of advanced practice, nursing administration, or patient and staff education. The university also offers a BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia program that prepares CRNAs for leadership positions. DNP students who are also Mississippi residents can apply for the Nursing Education Forgivable Loan (NELP), which makes loans of up to $10,000 available to graduate nursing students. The loan can be discharged upon graduation by teaching in a Mississippi school of nursing or working in professional nursing in the field of public health.
BSN required for: