Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Gerard Hogan

(904) 620-1474

Building 39A, Room 4144
Application Information For information on programs operating on 8-week terms, please visit
Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . April 1

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

Additional program requirements:

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. Master's degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution and program accredited by the CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) with a minimum 3.30 GPA. (See Special Notes about the Program below for certification requirements.)
  3. National certification in one of the following APRN roles: NE-BC, NEA-BC, CNM, CNS, CRNA, or NP (copy of certificate required)
  4. Current license as a registered nurse or advanced practice registered nurse in your state of practice    
  5. Resume or curriculum vitae  
  6. Two letters of reference
    • one professional which address clinical skills and
    • one academic which addresses academic ability

    Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.



    For more information on how to apply click here.

    Additional requirements for International applicants can be found here.

    Program Overview Objectives for the post master's program are based on The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (October 2006).  The program objectives build upon those for the masters degree in nursing program. The program objectives (graduate learning outcomes) for the DNP program may be found below, under "Mission and Goals."
    Special Notes about the Program The D.N.P. is a practice-focused degree for advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) in the following roles: Nurse Exec. (NE-BC); Nurse Exec. Advanced (NEA-BC); Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM); Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS); Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA); Nurse Practitioners (CNP).
    Mission and Goals Mission
    Accreditation CCNE -- Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    FLDOH -- Florida Department of Health
    Curriculum and Requirements Curriculum
    Program Policies
    Total Program
    Credit Hours
    Average Length
    of the Program
    Two years
    Approximate Enrollment 25
    Community Connections The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of North Florida is designed as a post-graduate degree program for those who already possess, at a minimum, a Master of Science in Nursing and specialty certification. This program is taught primarily online with two courses taught as a hybrid of online and in-person components (Evidenced-Based Practice I and II).
    Career Possibilities Career Services Information