Overview - MS in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Delivery Format - Blended
Number of Credit Hours - 52-55
Tuition per Hour - $367
Accreditation - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Practicum - Yes
Application Deadline - April 1
Required for Entrance - RN licensure
Other Program Specifics - Full-time study required
Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.
The Capstone College of Nursing offers a dual advanced practice nursing concentration
in mental health and primary care.
Students completing the dual Nurse Practitioner concentration will be eligible to
sit for the psychiatric mental health and family nurse practitioner national certification
The NP concentration is designed to:
- Provide practicing nurses with the opportunity to earn an advanced degree without
interrupting their careers by offering the NP concentration in a convenient blended
format that combines online courses with face-to-face clinical experiences.
- Enhance access to primary and mental health care for families living in rural areas
by increasing the number of psychiatric mental health and primary care nurse practitioners
in rural areas of Alabama.
- Increase health promotion and improve disease prevention for patients living in rural
- Reduce the state’s health disparities in rural areas.
Currently, only baccalaureate prepared registered nurses who are Alabama and Mississippi residents are eligible for admission to the NP concentration.
Learn more about the program by listening to a previously recorded information session.