Post-Graduate Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner

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Why Choose Our Program?

Are you ready to take your nursing career to the next level? Jacksonville University's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) is designed to prepare students to demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills in evaluating the health and illness of selected populations. Graduates will manage direct care of individuals experiencing acute and chronic health issues across the lifespan.

If you do not have a master's degree or would like to study this area in greater depth, you may be interested in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner degree program.


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About Our Program

Delivery: Campus – Students attend class on campus each Wednesday

Length: 5 semesters, unless you are already a Nurse Practitioner then it is 4 semesters

Start Term: Start Term: Fall (August) for students who are not already Nurse Practitioners. Spring (January) for students who are already Nurse Practitioners

Students will be required to complete the following coursework:

  • NUR 501 - Advanced Health Assessment
  • NUR 502 - Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NUR 504 - Advanced Pharmacology
  • NUR 509 - Pediatric Health Promotion and Disease Management
  • NUR 519 - Primary Care I
  • NUR 527 - Primary Care II
  • NUR 529 - Primary Care III
  • NUR 553 - Advanced Role Practicum for the Nurse Practitioner


  • NUR 555 - Advanced Practicum for Nurse Practitioner Specializations

How to Apply

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts from Colleges & Universities with All Nursing Coursework & Nursing Degrees
    • If the candidate attended a college or university abroad, an official NACES evaluation of that transcript is required. Choose the course-by-course evaluation with the GPA option.
    • A minimum 3.0 undergraduate Nursing GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Graduation from a CCNE, NLN or ACEN accredited BSN program
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Intent
  • Nursing License
    • Out of state applicants must be eligible for endorsement in Florida
    • International students must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be eligible for endorsement in Florida.
  • The following may be requested of students with a GPA of 3.0 or below
    • GRE/GMAT scores
    • Letter(s) of Recommendation

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Contact Information Keigwin School of Nursing

Phone: (904) 256-7000

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