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Post-Master's Graduate Certificates

Programs on Hold

All USF Nursing Graduate Certificate Admissions are Currently on Hold.

Application Process and Deadlines

Application Process:

Applicants who meet the admission requirements may follow these steps in order to apply:

  1. Submit a USF Non-Degree Application

    Submit an application to USF through the website.

  2. Submit a College of Nursing Application
    Complete the on-line College of Nursing application at For questions contact: University of South Florida College of Nursing (813) 974-2191 or

    Please note: A U-number is required in order to submit the College of Nursing application. Individuals who have completed step 1 (applied to USF admissions) will receive an email from USF on how to access their U-number. Once a U-number is established, it may take an additional 48 hours for the USF system to upload to the Nursing system. Please contact the Graduate Certificate Office at (813) 974-2442 if you do not receive your U-number within five business days of applying to USF.

  3. Submit additional documentation

    All required documentation should be sent in one packet directly to the College of Nursing, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 22, Attn: Nursing Graduate Admissions, Tampa, FL 33612.

    All required documents must be submitted in one complete packet to the College of Nursing Graduate Office. Incomplete packets or individual documents will not be accepted and will be discarded. All documents must be received no later than 5:00 pm on the posted deadline for the desired term of entry. Any application lacking one or more documents will be considered incomplete and will not be considered for admission.

    Application Checklist (use this checklist to help you through the application steps)

    Required Documents to be included in packet:

    All coursework and degrees completed outside the United States require a course by course evaluation from an approved evaluating agency. The foreign transcript evaluation services approved by the USF Graduate School can be found at online. Please note that the Florida Board of Nursing maintains its own list of approved evaluating agencies. Transcript evaluations must be received at the College of Nursing in their original sealed envelopes by the deadlines posted below.

Application Deadlines:

All three steps in the application process must be completed by 5:00 pm on the deadline for the application term.

Term Application Open Deadline to Apply
Fall 2012 Admission on hold Admission on hold
Spring 2013 Admission on hold Admission on hold
Certificate Concentration Admission Terms
Adult Nurse Practitioner On hold
Occupational Health On hold
Hospice and Palliative Care On hold
Clinical Nurse Leader On hold
Family Nurse Practitioner On hold
Nursing Education On hold
Oncology Nurse Practitioner On hold

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