Skip To Content
Degree Overview

Family Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate

This campus is Not Enrolling New Students for this program.  Please review our Online Nursing Programs for other options at .

Admission Requirements

Please see the South University academic catalog for program specific admissions requirements.

Course Requirements


The Family Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate program prepares you to:

  • Integrate specialty standards of advanced practice nursing to deliver culturally competent, quality health care services to individuals, families, populations, and systems.
  • Exercise effective leadership, critical thinking, and communication skills to develop and implement advanced nursing practice services in Primary Care.
  • Integrate professional nursing standards, values, and accountability into your role and development as an advanced practice nurse.
  • Utilize information technology and an evidence-based research approach in the development of nursing knowledge and design of health care services for clients, populations, and systems.
  • Ensure advanced levels of clinical judgment, systems thinking, and accountability to implement and evaluate evidence-based care for diverse individuals and populations.


    Comments and Concerns

    All Fields Are Required

    The purpose of this form is to provide a process for the general public to submit comments, concerns, or complaints regarding their interaction with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Post Graduate Certificate, or Doctor of Nursing Practice program. A record of all complaints will be maintained and secured by campus administration. If you are a South University student, please submit your comments, concerns, or complaints according to the process outlined in the University Catalog or programmatic handbook. Please contact your Program Director or Academic Counselor if you need additional guidance.

    To file an anonymous complaint, please submit the comment, concern, or complaint in a written letter or via email directly to the campus.

    Authorization for South University to contact you to collect additional factual information regarding your comment, concern, or complaint

    Success! Your request was submitted. We’ll be in touch soon!

    In the meantime, you can view some of our FAQs here

    success stories

    Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

    We're committed to helping our graduates make impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our nursing alumni and the difference they make. Check out what some of our nursing graduates have to say.

    Shirrelle M Everett 2015
    Shirrelle Everett Grad Alumni
    Class of '15
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    “It took me almost ten years to realize that without an education I would be stuck working for minimum wage at dead-end jobs, I was a single mother of two children living on welfare. South University allowed me to gain the knowledge and skills needed to advance my career at my own pace. My education has enabled me to take care of my family.”

    Lisa Godwin 2009
    Lisa Godwin Grad Alumni
    Class of '09
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    “When I graduated, I passed the NCLEX and quickly got a great job as an RN. I felt very prepared for my new role and within less than five months, I was a charge nurse for a 36-bed med-surg unit. I'm very glad I chose South University for the start of my nursing career. My education gave me a great foundation and has made me a better nurse and practitioner.”

    Emily Han 2015
    Emily Han Grad Alumni
    Class of '15
    Master of Science in Nursing

    “By allowing me to continue working during school and applying new knowledge, as well as creating my own preceptor experiences in an area of interest, I was able to carve my way to a successful business and many great, relevant connections. I love that my degree and knowledge have helped me see the limitless opportunity we have as nurses. The freedom and excitement of my new career is something that I never could have imagined, but I look forward to innovating and paving the way for others to do the same.”

    Adrienne Hampton 2016
    Adrienne Hampton Grad Alumni
    Class of '16
    Master of Science in Nursing

    “I can truly say that during my experience at South University I have only encountered positive, encouraging, intelligent, and professional staff who want their students to be successful. The online courses have been challenging but knowledge enhancing as well. I have learned discipline and have decreased my test anxiety through weekly quizzes, our midterms and final exams. Moreover, the Practicum experience has exceeded my expectations by allowing me to apply what I have read, researched, and studied into practice”

    Samira Monet' Hayes 2013
    Samira Monet' Hayes Grad Alumni
    Class of '13
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    “If it was not for South University professors and clinical instructors, I would not have the foundation and knowledge-base to be a successful, critical thinking nurse. Education is the key, simple and true. If I had not earned my degree I would not be in the position I am in today, nor would the opportunities that present themselves to me be available.”

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (