The College of Nursing offers graduate certificates in Nursing for MSN graduates who desire to obtain additional education in another clinical emphasis area (see emphasis areas listed on prior pages). 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.
MSN degree from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (must submit official transcript)
An unencumbered registered nurse (RN) Mississippi license
All other general requirements required by the Graduate School (see Bulletin)
Student will complete the required emphasis area core and clinical courses identified by the director of program after reviewing the student's official MSN transcript.
Student must earn a B or better in each course required for the certificate.
Student may repeat one course only one time if he/she has received a grade of less than a B.
Student shall complete the requirements for the Certificate within 4 years.
Certificate Emphasis Areas
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.
Students may select from the following certificate programs (required courses are listed).