Post-Masters Certificate

Nurses with a master degree in nursing are eligible to continue their studies and obtain a post-masters certificate.

FSC offers three post-MSN certificate options:

Nurse Educator

For nurses who plan to teach and wish to obtain additional expertise in teaching-learning principles and practice, this curriculum is applicable to both academic and clinical settings and includes didactic and practical experiences in contemporary teaching strategies, curriculum design, and program evaluation practices.

Required Courses
NUR 530 APRN as Educator
NUR 605 Curriculum Design & Technology
NUR 630 Nurse Educator Experience
TOTAL 11 hours

Clinical Nurse Specialist

For nurses who seek to become expert clinicians and take an active hand in improving health care delivery systems, this curriculum will focus on the prevention or resolution of illness and treatment of disease, injury and disability, while preparing you to sit for the national certification exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Required Courses
NUR 611 Advanced Practice Nursing in Acute Illness
NUR 616 Advanced Practice Nursing in Chronic Illness
NUR 621 Advanced Practice Nursing in Specialty Roles
TOTAL 18 hours

Adult Health Nurse Practitioner

For nurses who seek additional coursework and clinical experience that leads to roles in primary care, community health, and long-term care, this curriculum will better prepare you to provide care to a diverse population of people in multiple settings. Successful completion of this certificate will qualify you to take the national certification exam through ANCC or AANP.

Required Courses
NUR 611 Advanced Practice Nursing in Acute Illness
NUR 616 Advanced Practice Nursing in Chronic Illness
NUR 621 Advanced Practice Nursing in Specialty Roles
TOTAL 18 hours

Admission Requirements

Prior to entering any of these clinical courses, applicants must hold a masters degree in nursing and have completed the following prerequisite courses at the graduate level: pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, research.

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Questions? Contact

Beverley Brown
Assistant Professor & Director Graduate Program
863.680.3882
bbrown@flsouthern.edu