Skip to Main Content
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.

Th Post-MSN DNP track is offered in a fully online and accelerated format with admission twice a year, fall and spring.  Seats are limited to 40 students per admission period.  Questions regarding the online accelerated format can be directed to UNF Online at (904) 620-3577 or

Online & Accelerated 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 (NP).

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

Online Nursing Degrees

Distance Learning Student Services

Online Accelerated-Term Programs Information

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.


Contact UNF Online 

Contact UNF Online to learn more.

Phone/Text:  (904) 620-3577
Schedule a virtual meeting