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BSN-DNP in Family Nurse Practitioner


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


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:

  • Health Assessment 
  • Statistics
  • Research


Application Information

Admission related questions? Contact Dr. Beth Dibble at


Curriculum related questions? Contact Meghan Niemczyk at


How to:  

Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

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 

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.
  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.
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
    • Minimum undergraduate nursing major GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Nursing roles/experiences evidencing  1 years experience as a RN in a clinical setting
    • Only  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
    • Not to exceed 2 pages
  • Letter of intent 
    • Describe academic and professional goals 
    • Must be typewritten
    • Not to exceed 1 page
    • Must  indicate if full-time or part-time enrollment is desired
  • Professional licensure
    • Applicant should be 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 applicants 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 test score of 410 in lieu of a GRE
      • If using a MAT test score, please contact the Graduate School after it has been marked as received by us
    • 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 have a graduate degree, please contact the Graduate School after the official transcript indicating the degree has been earned has been marked as received by us to have the GRE requirement satisfied

Important Note:  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. 


Curriculum and Requirements

Total Program
Credit Hours


Average Length
of the Program

2-3 years

Career Possibilities

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Michele Bednarzyk

Associate Professor

Dr. Beth Dibble

Assistant Director for Admissions, Nursing Programs

Assistant Director, Advanced Nursing Practice