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Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Certificate

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Online Info Session - April 16

A virtual information session for prospective graduate and doctoral nursing students to learn more about Florida Southern College.

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Take your nursing career to the next level.

The Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Nursing Administrative Leadership is a dynamic way for nursing professionals to gain upward mobility in the healthcare environment.

Apply today to start next term on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

CCNE Accredited

The master’s degree program in nursing at Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Advance Your Role in Nursing

Learn what you need to know to grow in the nursing profession.

Personalized Attention

You’ll get the individual attention critical to advance your career in nursing.

The following certificate is available for students who have already earned a BSN:

Nursing Administrative Leadership

The Nursing Administrative Leadership track is designed to provide current and aspiring nurse managers and clinical nurse leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to guide daily operations in a variety of healthcare settings.

Program Information

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
Curriculum - 15 hours
Course Number Course Description
NUR 5250 Evidence Translation and Quality Improvement for Advanced Nursing Practice
NUR 5550 Complex Healthcare Systems Operations Management
NUR 5575 Human Capital Management
NUR 5600 Applied Healthcare Economics and Financial Management
NUR 5675 Strategic and Operational Planning in Healthcare

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

2020-2021 - Effective August 18, 2020

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $610
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $30 to $120

*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.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • BSN from a regionally-accredited institution and a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited nursing program
  • Professional Statement (no more than two pages, single spaced in length). Statement should highlight relevant work history and immediate and long term professional goals as an advanced-practice nurse. Statement should also demonstrate an understanding of the scope of an advanced-practice nurse and be specific to the MSN track selected.
  • Current Résumé
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: It is preferred that the applicant submit a variety of references (one from a master's prepared nurse, one from a college-level faculty member who has had them in class or was a program advisor, and one from a current or recent supervisor/employer). However, if attaining any of these specific types of references proves to be a hardship, the committee will consider three strong nursing-related references.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Required prerequisite courses completed with a “C” or better: health assessment, nursing research or evidence-based practice, and statistics or biostatistics course.
  • Proof of current active licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Florida.
  • Personal interview required for eligible candidates
  • *Completion of a criminal background check, proof of immunization, and ten-panel drug screen (if admitted)

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Additional International Requirements

  • Official Translated Transcripts With Course By Course Evaluation*
  • Bank Letter Verifying Funds of Sponsor**
  • 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.

** A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.

*** 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.

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Program Contact

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Kimberly Smith

Admission Counselor and Advisor
phone 863.680.3090
send text to 863.777.4434