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Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing

Nurses with a masters degree in nursing are eligible to continue their studies.

A post-master’s certificate is offered to serve master’s prepared nurses desiring additional credentials in a designated field of practice.

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Apply today to start next term on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission and financial aid considerations.

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Admission Requirements

  • Post-master’s certificate applicants must meet all MSN applicant prerequisite courses and academic standards.
  • Prior to entering any of these clinical courses, applicants must have completed the following courses at the graduate level: pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, and research.

If needed, these courses may also be completed at Florida Southern College.

Additional International Requirements

  • Official Translated Transcripts With Course By Course Evaluation**
  • Bank Verification of Funds
  • Sponsor's Guarantee Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS Score***

** World Education Services, Josef Silny and Associates, Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., or similar approved agency.

*** Must have completed an English language training program or at least one year at an English speaking institution to waive the TOEFL/IELTS testing requirement.

Delivery Options

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On-Campus

Courses are arranged conveniently on campus for the working professional.

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Students May Choose One Of Three Tracks

Family Nurse Practitioner

The post-master’s certificate for family nurse practitioner is designed for those master's prepared nurses who desire to provide and direct care to families, including adults and children. Students will complete at least 630 clinical practice hours in the advanced practice role. Graduates are prepared for the national certification examination as a family nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

The post-master’s certificate for adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist serves those master's prepared nurses who desire to become a specialist in the growth of organized and coordinated health services. Students will complete at least 500 clinical practice hours in the advanced practice nurse role and be prepared to practice in three spheres of influence: patients and families, nurses and nursing practice, and organizations. Graduates are prepared for the national certification examination as an adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The post-master’s certificate for adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner is designed for those master's prepared nurses who desire to diagnose and treat adult patients, and direct primary or acute care. Students will complete at least 500 clinical practice hours in the advanced practice role. Graduates are prepared for the national certification examination as an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing center or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Program Contact

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Kamalie Morales

Senior Assistant Director
863.680.4205

Program Costs

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

Base Required Fees

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $585
Total Credit HoursVaries
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $25 to $100

Additional Required Fees

Additional Required FeeCost
Castle Branch All-Inclusive Package (FL44)$210
Blanket student nursing liability insurance policy$20

Curriculum

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
NUR 6110 Advanced Practice Nurse I (6 credits)
NUR 6160  Advanced Practice Nurse II (6 credits)
NUR 6640 Primary Health Care of Women (1 credit)
NUR 6645 Pediatric: Family Health (6 credits)
NUR 6655 Advanced Practice Nurse III (6 credits)
TOTAL 25 hours (minimum)
  *Additional courses may be required based on the review of your completed Master of Science in Nursing coursework
NUR 6110 Advanced Practice Nurse I (6 credits)
NUR 6160 Advanced Practice Nurse II (6 credits)
NUR 6210 Advanced Practice Nurse III (6 credits)
TOTAL 18 hours (minimum)
  *Additional courses may be required based on the review of your completed Master of Science in Nursing coursework
NUR 6110 Advanced Practice Nurse I (6 credits)
NUR 6160 Advanced Practice Nurse II (6 credits)
NUR 6210 Advanced Practice Nurse III (6 credits)
TOTAL 18 hours (minimum)
  *Additional courses may be required based on the review of your completed Master of Science in Nursing coursework