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Admission Criteria

  • A master’s degree in nursing from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited program with a GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • 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 new version of the GRE a minimum score of 153 in the verbal section and 144 in the quantitative section. The analytical writing section is optional.
  • Current license or eligibility for licensure as an RN or ARNP in Florida, depending on area of study.
  • International students or students whose native language is not English, are advised to contact the College of Nursing Admissions Office for further requirements.

Additional Information

Admitted DNP applicants who do not meet one of the following listed requirements or who wish to pursue study in a track other than that of their MSN preparation, will have an individualized plan of study that will require additional coursework.

  • National certification as an APN or
  • Florida licensure as an ARNP after July 1, 2006 or
  • UF MSN degree earned in 1990 or later or
  • MSN from a CCNE/NLNAC accredited program that included separate courses in pathophysiology, health assessment and pharmacology.

Prior to graduation, all DNP students will be required to complete at least 1000 total clinical hours as part of their graduate degree programs (MSN plus DNP).

Students may request special review by the College of Nursing Admissions Committee if they believe they are strong candidates for graduate study but do not fully meet these criteria.