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South College introduces multiple post-graduate nursing certificate programs

February 15, 2022

South College has five new post-graduate nursing certificate programs and one post-doctoral program designed for current nurses to expand skills or move to a new nursing specialty.

South College, a multi-campus institution founded in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1882, offers 80-plus programs and concentrations taught at seven physical campuses and online.

“South College understands the need to offer students flexible programs that allow them the ability to expand skills in the most efficient way,” South College Chancellor Stephen A. South said. “These nursing specialty certificates are designed for working nurses who already have a master’s degree in nursing or higher and want to expand their nursing knowledge.”

Each program includes online class instruction and in-person clinical experiences. Four nurse practitioner certificate programs are available aimed at the unique needs of different patient groups and a nurse executive certificate, which focuses on nursing management and leadership, available to students with an MSN:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • Nurse Executive Certificate

Additionally, a post-doctoral Certificate for Nurse Anesthesia is now available for nurses who already have a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

South College students have access to a range of financial aid programs for those who qualify, as well as student and career services. For more information, including how to apply, please visit

About South College

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (