Mississippi University for Women’s MSN program MSN and Post Graduate Certificate programs prepare students to take the family nurse practitioner certification examination. It is each individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice as educational requirements may vary widely including, but not limited to, the number of clinical hours required by the state as well as specific coursework.  Nursing boards may also require additional information, including, but not limited to, documentation verifying citizenship and/or right to work (i.e. social security number) as well as criminal background checks/fingerprinting. 

Contact the specific state board of nursing to clarify requirements or visits the National Council of State Boards of Nursing contact page at https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm

For additional information regarding certification, contact Dr. Teresa Hamill at (662) 329-7323.