A post-master’s certificate is offered to serve master’s prepared nurses desiring additional credentials in a designated field of practice.
The post-graduate APRN certificate program at Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Join us to learn more about our MSN and Post-Master's nursing certificate options at FSC. This event is designed to present an overview of our programs and to provide an opportunity to connect with faculty.
Due to the effects of COVID-19 on the healthcare community, we will be accepting applications until the cohort is full.
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 in primary care settings. 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.
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 in primary care settings. 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.
Combine your passion for teaching with top-notch clinical experience. This track prepares you to teach in an academic or healthcare setting by giving you expertise in teaching strategies and learning principles.
This program provides a supportive learning environment with the goal of producing responsible and productive citizens who promote and advance the communities they serve.
Through shared values and communal expectations, the faculty and support staff actively engage with student’s growth as they pursue their academic goals.
The program faculty develop caring relationships within a positive and enriching environment that cares for the whole person.
I transferred to Florida Southern College from another program because my previous school did not offer any support or guidance. I felt as if I were just a number there. When I attended the open house at Florida Southern, I could feel from the staff that they really cared about our success and would be there to support us from start to finish. From Admissions to the program director, the transition was smooth and the program was all I expected and more. Each instructor brought their own wealth of knowledge, experience, and personality to the program. It was a breath of fresh air to actually learn and not just have information recited to you. My classmates and I really supported each other throughout and still keep in touch. Florida Southern is large enough to have all the services you want in a college but also still has that small town feel where everyone is friendly and helpful.
Florida Southern College was the only in-person program which met my needs as a student. My experience was exceptional here. The in-person advisory meetings with faculty were invaluable and something you cannot get online. Completing the FNP program has allowed me to lead my own post-operative outpatient clinic. The group case studies helped me to become a better diagnostician and I am still building on that foundation today as a new APRN.
As a current FSC student, my goal is to become a Dermatology ARNP when I graduate from the MSN program. By earning my advanced degree, I will have a better understanding of how to treat a condition, when to provide a referral and how to create a plan of patient care. As future ARNPs, we are advancing our education so others can also be educated about their health. I chose Florida Southern's program based on the referral of a friend, who was currently in the program. My overall experience so far has been nothing but positive with my professors and peers. I am able to connect and talk with my professors whenever I have a question. My peers are amazing. We have built a solid team from the Day One and are looking forward to walking across that stage together soon.
I chose Florida Southern for the intimate class size and for the impeccable reputation the school has within the community. I knew that I was going to be successful with my program and that my degree would be respected with my future employers. Not only did Florida Southern help me grow professionally, but I also grew on a personal level in ways that I never imagined. I have built lifelong relationships with not only my peers, but also with my faculty who continue to mentor me long after I have graduated. I am so thankful for the faculty at Florida Southern and I am extremely happy with my choice.
I enjoy the classroom environment, so I was looking for a program that was local and hands-on, with a schedule that was flexible enough to work and care for my family. The instructors had many years of real world clinical experience that was a valuable addition to learning the content and application to clinical practice. I enjoyed learning with my peers and have continued to keep in touch with many of them. As a prospective student, a positive attitude is essential in the success of completion. Believe that you can do this. The staff and educators are there to help you along your journey to meet the goal to further your education.
I chose FSC for my MSN program because of the location and flexibility of the schedule. I had great experiences with the professors and my classmates have become my friends. My advice to new students would be to manage your time well, communicate with your professors and put your all into the program. I am now enjoying being a part of the DNP cohort here at Florida Southern as well.
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner students typically meet on campus one day per week for in-person classroom instruction.
The Nurse Educator track is delivered fully online.
*If needed, these courses may also be completed at Florida Southern College.
Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
An individualized program of study, based on the results of a gap analysis will be developed for each student following admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner post-master’s certificate track. The student is required to complete all program requirements as outlined in the individualized program of study to ensure eligibility to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner national certification exam. In all instances, students must complete at least 660 clinical practice hours. These hours can be derived from approved credit based on the results of the gap analysis and/ or from hours completed during enrollment in the post-master’s certificate program. 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 in order to complete the gap analysis.
*Additional courses may be required based on the review of your completed Master of Science in Nursing coursework
**Nurses who are seeking a Post-Master’s certificate but are not currently practicing will be required to take (or retake) NUR 5200 Advanced Pathophysiology
Total Credits - 17 Hours (minimum)
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.
Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.
*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.
The final program plan and course requirements for each student admitted to a graduate certificate program will be based on a gap analysis consistent with National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties’ Criteria for Evaluation of NP Programs standards (https://www.nonpf.org/page/15) in order to ensure the student’s eligibility to sit for national certification in the selected population focus upon program completion. 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 in order to complete the gap analysis.
This will depend upon how many of our required courses have already been completed at the graduate level. Your program director will review your coursework and create a schedule for you.
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