Doctor of Nursing Practice

014The University of Florida’s BSN to DNP program was one of Florida’s first and offers the largest numbers of clinical specialties! Students with BSNs may go straight into the DNP program. We also offer the Postmaster’s DNP program for those who have previously earned a master’s degree in nursing.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is a practice-focused doctorate designed to prepare expert nurses in specialized advanced practice. The DNP is an advanced educational credential for those who desire advanced practice knowledge but do not need or want a research focus.

The focus of DNP program is on innovative and evidence-based practice. The DNP prepares advanced practice nurses with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in today’s and tomorrow’s complex health care environment, and to provide advanced practice nurses with educational backgrounds comparable to health care practitioners in other fields.

Each DNP student ends their program with a project. We are proud of our graduates’ hard work on their projects which are often published and presented at conferences. Explore past DNP projects.

For information on the national DNP program, visit the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.



The DNP program at the University of Florida College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.