BSN-DNP in Family Nurse Practitioner

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Michele Bednarzyk

Nurse Practitioner Program Director

Building 39A, Room 3098

Beth Dibble

Assistant Director for Admissions: Nursing Programs

Application Information

Applications for this program are accepted for the fall term only.


Special note: For all admission related questions please contact Beth Dibble, . For all curriculum related questions please contact Michele Bednarzyk, .

Application Deadlines

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

Admission Requirements

University requirements:


  • 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:



  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a regionally accredited institution with a nursing curriculum based on AACN's Essentials of Baccalaureate Education with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from undergraduate nursing major.


  • GRE test scores within the last five (5) years: 153 verbal, 144 quantitative, and a minimum of 3.5 out of 6 on the essay portion. (Institutional Code: 5490) Applicants may submit a MAT score of 410 in lieu of a GRE. (Note: Applicants with a previous graduate-level degree from a regionally accredited institution will not be required to submit any test scores for admission consideration.) 


  • Resume (1 years' experience as a RN in a clinical setting; no longer than 2 pages in length to only include professional RN work experience with a brief explanation of each position’s responsibilities, indication if the position was full-time or part-time, and an estimate of the hours worked overall in that position.)


  • Letter of Intent regarding academic and professional goals (typewritten, not to exceed 1 page; must indicate if full-time or part-time enrollment is desired.)


  • Clear and active licensure as a Registered Nurse in FL; out-of-state applicants will need to obtain FL licensure as a RN upon admission to the program (copy of actual RN license required).


  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, one professional and one academic, which address clinical skills and academic abilities.




For more information on how to apply click here.  

Additional requirements for International applicants can be found here.   

Program Overview The purpose of this BSN-DNP program is to prepare family care nurse pracitioners to become skilled in meeting healthcare needs of individuals and families across the life span. Family nurse practitioners concern their practice with the treatment of common, uncomplicated problems and the prevention of disease and disability. Program graduates will be eligible to take the Family Nurse Pracitioner certification examinations. Graduates will also be eligible for licensure as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners by the Florida Board of Nursing.
Special Notes about the Program

Those who already hold MSN degrees should go to the post-MSN DNP and/or FNP Certificate webpages if interested in becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner.


Applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate courses with a "B" or better:


  • Health Assessment 
  • Statistics
  • Research


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