Graduate Programs

The School of Nursing at the Brooks College of Health offers one (1) track for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), a post-graduate certificate for Family Nurse Practitioner, and three (3) tracks Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).  The nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. 


Please visit our Important Dates page for deadlines, decision timelines, and mandatory orientation dates.  Candidates are encouraged to regularly check back for updates and announcements.


Graduate Program Tracks

  1.  Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice
  2.  BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner
  3.  BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthetist
  4.  Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  5.  MSN - Clinical Nurse Specialist 


Graduate Nursing Program Objectives

The faculty of the School of Nursing has defined nine graduate program objectives based on the purpose, philosophy, and conceptual framework. Upon successful completion of a graduate nursing degree, the graduate will:

  1. Synthesize theory and research to develop a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice.
  2. Demonstrate competency in the advanced nursing practice role in delivering comprehensive care to clients as they adapt in health and illness.
  3. Incorporate theory and research findings into advanced clinical practice.
  4. Collaborate and consult with clients, family members, and professional colleagues.
  5. Assume responsibility and accountability for independent nursing practice and improvement of health care.
  6. Analyze nursing practice, health policy, and economic, legal, social, and ethical issues as they impact on health care.
  7. Contribute to professional leadership in nursing through education, research, and collaborative practice.
  8. Demonstrate a commitment for continued personal growth through self-directed learning.
  9. Implement the research process by conducting a research project or thesis. 



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