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 completed the following graduate-level courses before starting the program: Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology, and Advanced Pharmacology. If an applicant does not have the required discrete courses, they will be required to complete them prior to completing the FNP certificate. 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. Students are educated through online classwork, laboratory time, and clinical rotations in family practice settings. As mentioned, this program is online. However, most courses have a synchronous component. Face-to-face Zoom classes are scheduled throughout the semester depending on the course. 

FNP Certificate Program of Study (post master’s)

Application Dates

Fall 2022 Start: The application opens December 1st, 2021 and closes April 1st, 2022.

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 (applications are not currently being accepted)

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. Record ONLY ONE video answering both questions below. The video should not be more than 5 minutes long. Please use .MOV or MP4 format only.


1.    What would a previous supervisor say is the area that you need to work on most?  Have you taken steps to improve in this area, and if so, what have you tried to change? 
2.    Describe a time when you recognized that you were unable to meet multiple deadlines. What did you do about it? 


Submit video interview to  ONLY. DO NOT EMAIL OR SUBMIT VIDEOS USING OTHER TYPES OF DELIVERY METHODS THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Use email address: for the recipient field when submitting your video to the FSU dropbox.

*ALL application materials, including the video, must be received by the College of Nursing on or before the application deadline. Documents or video submitted after the deadline will result in your application not being considered for admission. The Admissions Committee will review all applications and videos and will send decision notification via email a few weeks after the published deadline.

Step 4. 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:  Carlos Urrutia


Dr. Alicia Craig-Rodriguez


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


Graduate Student Handbook

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