MSN to DNP

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. The MSN to DNP program is 35 credits and may be completed in five semesters. 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.

Curriculum

Admission Criteria

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).
  • A score of 500 or higher on each of the verbal and quantitative sections in the prior version of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.   In the current version of the GRE a minimum score of 153 in the verbal section and 144 in the quantitative section. Completion of the GRE Analytical Writing Measure is optional.
  • Current 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

Application Process

The University of Florida College of Nursing NursingCAS application for Fall 2019 will open November 9, 2018. Preference is given to applicants who submit all application materials by March 1, 2019. After March 1, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis until the application deadline of June 1, 2019.

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
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended must be sent to the University of Florida in addition to the Professional Program Application.
    • Any necessary test scores must be sent to the University of Florida in addition to the 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.
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended are submitted with the NursingCAS application.
    • Please refer to the NursingCAS website for further instructions.