New UM nursing programs accredited

June 26, 2020

Two new advanced nursing degree programs at the University of Mobile are now fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Board of Commissioners.

UM’s doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and the post-graduate advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) certificate programs were granted accreditation in May.

The university’s first class of DNP students will graduate in spring 2021. The DNP is offered as an online program with three on-campus intensives.

Options for completion of the degree include the post-master’s to DNP track and the bachelor of science in nursing to DNP track.

The first APRN students will graduate in fall 2020. The Post-Master’s APRN Certificate is for nurses who already hold a master’s degree in nursing.

The program provides an educational route to specialization in an area other than that obtained in their master’s or doctoral programs.

Accepting applications

Both programs are accepting applications through July 24 for classes beginning fall semester 2020. To apply, visit

More information is available at (UM)

  • David Garrard Magic