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Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing

Nurses with a master's 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.

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

A limited number of certificates are available.

Do More

Prepare to add specialization credentials to your MSN.

Advance Your Nursing Role

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

Personalized Attention

You’ll get the individual attention critical to nursing education.

Students may choose one of these Tracks

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

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.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

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.

Nurse Educator (NE)

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.

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Program Information

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner Track - 24 Hours
Course Number Course Description
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 (5 credits)
NUR 6655 Advanced Practice Nurse III (6 credits)

Total Credits - 24 Hours (minimum)

*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

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track - 18 Hours
Course Number Course Description
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 Credits - 18 Hours (minimum)

*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

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

Base Required Fees

Base Required FeesCost
Tuition Per Credit Hour$600
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled$30 to $120

$250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (Upon acceptance and applied toward your first semester tuition balance)

Additional Required Fees

Additional Required FeeCost
Castle Branch All-Inclusive Package (FL44)$210
Required Malpractice Insurance and Lab Supplies per semester$35

*Tuition will be paid at the beginning of each semester based on credit hours.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Current Résumé
  • 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 demonstrate an understanding of the scope of an advanced-practice nurse and be specific to the MSN track selected.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: one from a master's prepared nurse; one from a college level faculty member who has had you in class or was a program advisor; and one from your current or recent supervisor/employer.
  • MSN from a regionally-accredited institution and a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited nursing program.
  • MSN Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 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.
  • Completion of a criminal background check, proof of immunization, and ten-panel drug screen (if admitted)
  • Personal interview required for eligible candidates
  • Prior to entering any of the 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.

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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.

Program Contact

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Kimberly Smith

Admission Counselor and Advisor
phone 863.680.3090
send text to 863.777.4434