Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program


The online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate is open to all registered nurses that hold at least a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) and have the following graduate level courses prior to starting the program:  Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology and Advanced Pharmacology.  The FNP certification program has a focus on advanced practice, family practice as a specialty area.  The multi-theoretical model is used to examine issues relevant to family practice across the lifespan.  The program prepares students to provide expert care for family practice patients; they will be educated through online class work, laboratory time, and clinical rotations in family practice settings.  As mention this program is online; however, a majority of the courses have a synchronous component, which means that face to face ZOOM classes will be scheduled throughout the semester depending on the course. 

FNP Certificate Program of Study (post master’s)

Application Dates
Fall 2021 Start: The application opens May 7 and closes July 1, 2021.

In order to apply for admission, you must complete the following steps in order as listed below. Failure to follow these steps will result in your application not being considered for admission:

Step 1. Apply to the College of Nursing 

Step 2. Email to or mail to address below, required documents to the College of Nursing on or before the deadline:

- Copy of unofficial or official MSN/DNP graduate transcripts (DO NOT SEND TO THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO)
- Copy of current unencumbered and unrestricted RN license
- Copy of current CV/Resume


Step 3. IF accepted by the College of Nursing you will be required to apply to Florida State University as a Non-Degree Student between July 1st and August 1st. DO NOT complete the non-degree student application until you have been accepted by the College of Nursing. Official transcripts from ALL colleges/universities attended, undergraduate and graduate, must be submitted to the Office of Admission as part of the non-degree student application. College of Nursing will not forward any transcripts received.


Please email or mail all required documents. 
Email to:
Mail to: 
Florida State University
College of Nursing Graduate Program
98 Varsity Way
Tallahassee, Fl 32306-4310

Attention:  Brittany Stover

Dr. Susan Porterfield

For advising please contact the FSU College of Nursing Office of Student Services.

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