May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Post Graduate Family Health Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

This Certificate will no longer be available after fall 2023.
The goal of the Post Graduate Family Health Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate is to prepare advanced practice registered nurses with sufficient didactic and clinical experiences in Family Health Nursing. The student that earns the Certificate will be able to obtain national certification and licensure to practice as a Family Health Nurse Practitioner.

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Additional Admission Requirements

In addition, applicant must have:

  1. A M.S.N. in Nursing from an accredited university, and maintain certification in another advanced practice specialty. Validation of coursework in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Health Assessment is required within 10 years.
  2. Advanced Practice Nurse Certification, and 
  3. Current licensure in the State of Florida.

And must submit the following with the application form:

  • Official transcripts
  • A resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Two letters of recommendation. Optimally, the reference letters will be from a clinical supervisor and a healthcare provider (APRN, PA, or MD).


Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.