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
The BSN-DNP FNP track is open to those who already possess a BSN and desire to become a FNP. This cannot be obtained through the generic post-MSN DNP track.
Applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate courses with a "B" or better:
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Frequently Asked Questions
Fall Term . . . . . . . . April 1
Admits for fall term only.
School of Nursing Important Dates
The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).
- UNF admission application
- Application fee
- If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
All of the below university and program 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.
- Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.
Resume or curriculum vitae
Nursing roles/experiences evidencing
1 years experience as a RN in a clinical setting
No longer than 2 pages in length
include professional RN work experience with a brief explanation of each position’s responsibilities.
Indicate if the position was full-time or part-time, and an estimate of the hours worked overall in that position.
Letter of intent
Describe academic and professional goals
Must be typewritten
Not to exceed 1 page
indicate if full-time or part-time enrollment is desired
Active 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
Enrollment Selection Form
Two letters of recommendation
One professional and one academic
Address clinical skills and academic abilities
- GRE test scores
- Taken within the last five years
- 153 verbal, 144 quantitative, and a minimum of 3.5 out of 6 on the essay portion
- Applicants may submit a MAT score of 410 in lieu of a GRE, OR applicants with a previous graduate-level degree from a regionally accredited institution will not be required to submit any test scores for admission consideration.
- If you are submitting MAT test scores, please contact the Graduate School after you have submitted the scores
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a regionally accredited institution with a nursing curriculum based on AACN's Essentials of Baccalaureate Education
- Minimum undergraduate nursing major GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Supplemental items such as licensure, resume, letter of recommendation, enrollment selection form (if applicable) and certifications should be updated with each new application unless prior submitted documents have been approved for use by the nursing admissions team.
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