The MSN to DNP program is available for those who already possess a master’s degree in nursing and an active Florida ARNP license. This program is designed for those seeking a clinically based terminal degree. All courses offered in the MSN to DNP program are available online. Minimal campus attendance is required.
Our curriculum was designed to be manageable for the working professional. The curriculum focuses on the essential elements that provide a path for completion of the DNP project. Examples of DNP projects.
Sample curriculum plans for the MSN to DNP program is 35 credits and may be completed in five consecutive or lock step semesters. This program is not oriented to one specialty track. Changes to curriculum plan may delay graduations.
- Post Masters DNP Sample Curriculum Plan (Fall Start)
- Post Masters DNP Sample Curriculum Plan (Spring Start)
Doctor of Nursing Practice and Nurse Educator Certificate for MSN to DNP Students This dual option provides students the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a Nurse Educator Certificate simultaneously.
Applicants are required to show evidence of the following:
- A Master’s Degree in Nursing in advanced practice from a college of nursing that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the US Department of Education National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity. The list of current agencies is found here: https://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation_pg5.html#health.
- A master’s degree program GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
- Current Florida RN and Nurse Practitioner licensure.
- Current national certification as a nurse practitioner.
- International students or students whose native language is not English are required to pass one of the following tests with a satisfactory score of:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
- Computer-based: 213
- Paper-based: 550
- Web-based: 80
- iBT Speaking Component: 26
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS):
- Overall score: 6.5
- Speaking Component: 7
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Overall score: 79
- Successful completion of the University of Florida English Language Institute Program. International students or students whose native language is not English with unsatisfactory scores on the TOEFL and TOEFL iBT Speaking Component, IELTS, or MELAB; unsuccessful completion of the UF English Language Institute Program; or an unacceptable score on the verbal part of the GRE must achieve an acceptable score on an essay administered by the Academic Written English Program at UF.
- Students must be either a U.S. citizen, legal U.S. resident, or hold a valid visa
Important Notification: All admitted nursing students, regardless of campus status, are required to complete a background check, mandatory immunization verification (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Influenza, Tetanus, Tuberculosis) , finger printing and drug screening. Additionally, all students will be required to provide proof of current health insurance. Upon admission into the program, students will be provided with the steps to complete this process.
The application process for the MSN to DNP program is a two-part application process. All applicants are required to complete the following:
- Submit the University of Florida Professional Program Application
- Please refer to the University of Florida Office of Admissions website for more information
- Submit the NursingCAS application for the University of Florida MSN to DNP program.
- A statement of goals, three letters of reference, a CV or resume must be submitted with the NursingCAS application.
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended are submitted with the NursingCAS application.
- Please refer to the NursingCAS website for further instructions.