Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The required program plan for this post-Master's certificate track is based on a review of your completed Master of Science in Nursing coursework.

Based on the results of a gap analysis, an individualized program of study will be developed for each student following admission to any of FSC's Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate tracks. The student must complete all program requirements as outlined in the individualized program of study to ensure eligibility to sit for the national certification exam. In all instances, students must complete the number of practice hours corresponding to their chosen track. These hours can be derived from approved credit based on the gap analysis results or from hours completed during post-master's certificate program enrollment. The gap analysis will include, at a minimum, a review of previous transcripts and course syllabi for which transfer or equivalent credits are requested. Additional documentation may be required to complete the gap analysis.

Nurse Educator

Students are required to complete the following courses:

Course NumberCourse Description
NUR 6125Teaching in Nursing Education
NUR 6260Curriculum Design and Program Development
NUR 6120Nurse Educator in the Clinical Setting 
NUR 6225Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education
NUR 6625Practicum in Nursing Education

Total Credits - 15 Hours (180 practicum hours)

Students must have successfully 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.