Doctor of Nursing Practice
The University of Florida’s DNP program was one of Florida’s first DNP programs. Students who hold a BS in nursing are eligible for the BSN to DNP program. Students who have previously earned a master’s degree in nursing and have an active Florida ARNP license are eligible for the MSN to DNP program.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is a practice-focused doctorate designed to prepare expert nurses in specialized advanced practice roles. 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. This degree provides the advanced practice nurse with an educational background comparable to health care practitioners in other fields.
The culminating work of the DNP curriculum is a comprehensive, practice based project. Students’ projects are often published and presented at conferences. Examples of 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.