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Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing

Online Info Session for Nursing

Adult and Graduate

October 6 6:00 PM EST

Learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program as well as the Post-Baccalaureate and Post-Master's certificate options at Florida Southern.

Register for the october 6th Graduate Nursing Virtual Information Session

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, January 12, 2021

Due to the effects of COVID-19 on the healthcare community, we will be accepting applications until the cohort is full.

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.

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.

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

Additional Costs

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

*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
  • 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 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.
  • Personal interview required for eligible candidates
  • Completion of a criminal background check, proof of immunization, and ten-panel drug screen (if admitted)
  • 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.

Complete the Online Application

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Program Contact

Kimberly Smith

Admission Counselor and Advisor
phone 863.680.3090
send text to 863.777.4434