Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in Florida.
List of Florida DNP Programs
The Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Barry University is a four-year, part-time program that offers two clinical specialization tracks - Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Students applying to the program must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, a current and unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) license, and proof of the satisfactory completion of a statistics course within five years of application. Students with an active Florida RN license receive a 25 percent discount on tuition. Students must design, implement and evaluate a doctoral scholarly project in order to graduate from the program. The university's DNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
BSN required for:
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
The BSN - DNP program at Florida Atlantic University prepares its graduates for advanced practice roles as Family Nurse Practitioners or Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioners. There is also a post master's DNP program available for students who already have their MSN degree. The emphasis of the university's DNP program is the delivery of advanced practice nursing to culturally diverse populations, specifically persons over 65 years of age. The DNP program at Florida Atlantic University is the first CCNE-accredited DNP program in Florida. It is designed to be a part-time program to accommodate the needs and schedules of students who are working as full-time registered nurses. All classes are web-assisted and offered on a weekend format.
MSN required for:
Florida International University
Florida International University offers a DNP program that is CCNE-certified and can be pursued completely online. Students who already hold MSN degrees can choose from the following clinical focus areas: Adult/Gerontology, Family, Pediatric, or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Anesthetist. The university also offers a combined MSN-DNP program, which is offered to baccalaureate-prepared nursing candidates. Currently, the university's DNP program is only open to advanced practice nurses prepared as Nurse Practitioners (AP, GNP, FNP, etc.), Certified Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse Midwife, or Certified Nurse Anesthetist. The program is designed as a cohort model and can be completed in six semesters. Students are required to complete a capstone project in order to graduate.
Florida State University
Florida State University offers post-baccalaureate (BSN-DNP) and post-master's (MSN-DNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. Courses are offered via interactive video teleconferencing, with some courses offered completely online. The curriculum for the Family Nurse Practitioner track in the DNP program is consistent with the requirements of the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and the Florida Board of Nursing. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for FNP national certification and licensure. The program includes courses such as: Legal and Ethical Complexities in Healthcare, Translation & Synthesis of Evidence, Healthcare Policy, Politics & Power, and Advanced Skills for the APN. Florida State University's DNP program is accredited by the CCNE.
BSN required for:
The post-baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) program at Jacksonville University is CCNE-certified and has two tracks - Family Nurse Practitioner and Leadership. This is an on-campus, full-time program that can be completed in four years. The university also offers a post-master's DNP program (MSN to DNP), which is designed to accommodate the schedules and professional interests of practicing RNs, advanced practice nurses, nurse administrators, and educators. Most of the courses in the MSN to DNP program can be completed online. Students accepted to this program are only required to attend classes on campus one to three times per semester in the evenings. The post-master's DNP program can be pursued on a full-time (two years) or part-time basis (three years).
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Students accepted to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Nova Southeastern University can pursue the program completely online. This is a post-master's DNP program which is designed to be completed with six semesters of continued enrolment. Most courses are offered in a convenient eight-week format. The curriculum includes coursework in: Epidemiology and Population Health Care, Translating Evidence for Clinical Practice, and Healthcare Information Systems and Outcomes Management. A final capstone project is required for graduation. This project gives students the opportunity to develop expertise in their chosen area of professional interest. The university's DNP program has CCNE accreditation until December 2019.
Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, Florida
There are two entry points to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Palm Beach Atlantic University - post-baccalaureate (BSN to DNP) and post-master's (MSN to DNP). Courses are delivered in a combination of online and monthly, face-to-face classes at the West Palm Beach campus. The program meets the requirements established by the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice. The BSN to DNP option can be completed with nine semesters (three years) of continuous enrolment (74 graduate credits). The post-master's program requires 37 graduate credits for completion. Applicants to the MSN to DNP program must have a current APRN license and national certification with advance practice nurse specialty.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at South University offers two areas of specialization - Administration and Leadership. In addition to core foundation courses, the DNP-Administration curriculum includes classes in Healthcare Structure, Organization and Governance, Public Health Organization and Management, and Quality Performance and Management. Coursework for students who choose to pursue the DNP-Leadership program includes Leadership, Organization Theory and Change, International Leadership, and Coaching and Professional Development. South University's DNP program follows a hybrid format of delivery for both programs. Students have to complete a clinical field experience as well as a capstone project in order to graduate from the program.
The University of Tampa
The University of Tampa's online Doctor of Nursing Practice can be completed in just six semesters. The curriculum focuses on topics such as informatics, vulnerable populations, population health and policy, among others. The program is designed for working nurse practitioners. As part of their DNP scholarly project, students complete a 504-hour practicum related to their clinical practice. This is a traditional MSN-to-DNP program, meaning applicants should hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree, national nurse practitioner certification and a Florida APRN license. Tuition for the entire program is $32,500. Students are required to visit campus three times during the program.
MSN required for:
The University of West Florida
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of West Florida is offered through a partnership with the University of Florida. A post-master's degree, the DNP program is open to RNs who hold MSN degrees as nurse practitioners or nurse midwives and are nationally certified. Although the program is web-based and accessible to students residing outside the state of Florida, clinical coursework is required to be completed within Florida. The following Nurse Practitioner specialties are currently available: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, Family, Pediatric (Acute Care and Primary Care), and Psychiatric-Mental Health. The university's DNP program is CCNE-accredited and can be completed in approximately 1.5 years as a full-time program, or 2.5 to 3 years on a part-time basis.
University of Central Florida
Students accepted to the post-BSN Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Central Florida can choose from two concentration areas - Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner. The program is delivered in a hybrid format. Students earn their MSN along the way to the DNP degree. The post-MSN DNP program is offered completely online and has two options - Advanced Practice Nurse and Nurse Executive. Applicants must have their MSN or a post-MSN certificate as Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, or Certified Nurse Midwife. The program's curriculum is based on The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
University of Florida
The post-bachelor's Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Florida is available online, with only a few (non-core) courses taught in a face-to-face format. The BSN to DNP program offers the following areas of specialization: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The university also has a post-master's DNP program that is offered through a partnership with the University of West Florida. The program follows a web-based format. However, students are required to attend an all-day orientation at the beginning of the program and two additional days in subsequent years while enrolled the program. University of Florida's DNP program is CCNE-accredited.
BSN required for:
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
The University of Miami offers a post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice cohort program that is delivered primarily in an online format. Students are only required to come to campus three weekends each semester. The program can be completed in one year on a full-time basis. If pursued as a part-time program of study, it can be completed in two years. RNs with a master's degree in a non-nursing field may be considered for the DNP program. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation Scholarship awards five scholarships of $10,000 each to deserving DNP students. The AACN/After College Scholarships award eight $2,500 scholarships/year to nursing students working towards a baccalaureate, Master's or doctoral degree. The university's DNP program is CCNE-accredited.
University of North Florida
The CCNE-accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of North Florida is open to both post-master's and post-baccalaureate applicants. The MSN-DNP program has two tracks - Administration and Practice. Both options are available online in traditional semester terms, which are 16 weeks each, or modularized semester terms, which are 8 weeks each. The post-baccalaureate DNP program offers two areas of concentration - Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthetist. Students can pursue the FNP-DNP concentration either as a full-time or part-time plan of study. The Nurse Anesthetist program requires nine semesters of continuous full-time enrollment. This program is approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.
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MSN required for:
University of South Florida-Main Campus
The post-baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (BS-DNP) program at the University of South Florida has the following concentrations available: Adult-Gerontology (Acute and Primary Care), Family Health, dual Occupational Health/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, dual Oncology/Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, and Pediatric Health. The length of the program depends on the concentration area selected. Students accepted to the post-master's DNP program (MS-DNP) receive an individualized plan of study based on their educational background and professional goals. Required DNP courses include the following: Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing, Informatics and Patient Care Technology, and Health Policy Issues in Nursing and Health Care. All students must complete an evidence-based practice project in order to earn their DNP degree.
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