University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner masters
Family Nurse Practitioner masters
Family Psychiatric/Mental health Nurse Practitioner masters
Nurse Educator masters
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner masters
Nursing and Health Care Administrator masters
RN-MSN masters
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The School of Nursing offers the MSN degree in administration, education and practice. Course delivery is flexible, predominantly online with both synchronous and asynchronous classes, part-time and full-time plans of study available. Multiple entry options, 24/7 tech support and low tuition costs also make this program distinctive.

School type Public
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 7
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Nursing administration/leadership
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – acute
Adult/geriatric – primary
Family/primary care
Psychiatric/mental health

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 42


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 21 full-time; 13 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 76% full-time; 62% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 17
Average experience teaching online courses 5 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 3 full-time; 1 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 50
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students N/A


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree N/A

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