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Post-Master's Graduate Certificates

Programs on Hold

All USF Nursing Graduate Certificate Admissions are Currently on Hold.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate program is competitive and is based on the satisfactory review of all required submitted materials and on the availability of adequate classroom, clinical facilities, and faculty. The applicant is responsible for compiling and submitting the complete set of materials. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet the following requirements before applying for this program:

  • Masters degree from a National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited program, depending on the certificate program.
  • Earned an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale in masters program.*
  • Evidence of current Florida RN/ARNP license in good standing. **

*The Adult and Family concentrations are highly competitive. Thus, admission requirements may be higher for those concentrations.

**Nurse Practitioners returning for certification in another concentration must provide a copy of current licensure in their original masters degree concentration.

Additional questions on Graduate Certificates can also be answered by visiting the USF Graduate Certificates website at:

For More Information:

The College of Nursing offers prospective students a number of ways to obtain more information about Graduate programs:

Please note: The College of Nursing offers the above resources for individuals to learn more about Graduate programs. In order to provide service to the large number of prospective applicants, the College of Nursing Graduate Office is unable to offer walk-in or individual appointments prior to a student being admitted to the College.

All information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and is superseded by the catalog for your intended term of entry.