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Brooks College of Health

Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice


The post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of North Florida is designed as a program for those who already possess, at a minimum, a Master of Science in Nursing and specialty certification.  The curriculum for the program is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice (2006).  The program objectives build upon those for the Master in Nursing program.

This track of the DNP program is offered in an online 8-week semester format.  Admission is offered each fall and spring semester beginning in 2023.  Questions regarding the 8-week semester format should be directed to UNF Online at (904) 620-3577 or Seats are limited to 40 total per admission period.

Online Format

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is designed as a post-graduate degree for those who already possess, at a minimum, a Master of Science in Nursing and specialty certification. This practice-focused degree program is 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). Refer to the Online Accelerated Term Programs page for more detail.

For those who choose to enroll, below are several tools and resources to review:

Online Nursing Degrees

Distance Learning Student Services

Technical Requirements

Online Accelerated-Term Programs Calendar

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . Application Deadline July 15; Material Deadline July 29
Spring Term . . . . . Application Deadline December 1; Material Deadline December 14

School of Nursing Important Dates

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements and information on how to apply, please visit our Admissions area.


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UNF Online